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Light Pollution

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from Mount Wilson Observatory. 1908. Los Angeles. from Mount Wilson Observatory. 1988. Wouldn't it be more effective to put the lights above and direct it down? ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Light Pollution


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Light Pollution
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Why is light directed upward?
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Light directed upward is wasted.
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Los Angeles from Mount Wilson Observatory 1908
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Los Angeles from Mount Wilson Observatory 1988
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Wouldnt it be more effective to put the lights
above and direct it down?
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Too much light goes upward. needs better
shielding
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better shielding very little goes up
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Street Light Spectra
Low Pressure Sodium
High Pressure Sodium
Mercury Vapor
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Street Light Spectra
Low Pressure Sodium
High Pressure Sodium
Mercury Vapor
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Street Light Spectra
Low Pressure Sodium
High Pressure Sodium
Mercury Vapor
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Low Pressure Sodium Orion
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Filtered
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Low Pressure Sodium
  • best outdoor lighting for all safety concerns
  • pierces fog
  • expensive bulb
  • energy efficient
  • brighter than high pressure sodium

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Why dont people like low pressure sodium?
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Why dont you like low pressure sodium?




  • dont like the color
  • cant see color
  • looks like the traffic signal
  • exceptions?

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high pressure sodium
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Mercury Vapor
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Low Pressure Sodium
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Recessed Lighting
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Light Trespass
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Does more light mean less crime?
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Crime
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Adequately Illuminated
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loss of night vision glare
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Light Pollution
  • Losing Battle
  • Rational Argument Against
  • Emotional Argument in Favor
  • Population Growth

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