Developing Outdoor Lighting Solution with the Environment and Wildlife in mind.
Light pollution is one of the fastest growing pollutants in the world. At no other point in human history has the planet been this bright after the sun sets. While lighting is instrumental in making outdoor spaces usable, safe and welcoming after dark, artificial lights affect us, and the environment around us, in many ways, including:
>> endangering ecosystems
>> altering biochemical/circadian rhythms
>> increasing greenhouse gases
>> losing connection to cultural heritage
Given the impact of lighting pollution, it’s now more important than ever that lighting designers, landscape architects and lighting engineers learn about the guidelines and best practices that ensure the negative impact on the environment, wildlife and humans is as minimal as possible.