Fear and Loathing in Lighting: Putting Anxieties Back into Context
Did you know that the Oxford Dictionary word of the year is post-truth? The recent hype around perceived health effects of LED street lighting contains many exaggerations, half-truths, misrepresentations and other post-truth nonsense. The truth is LED streetlights are a fiscally, environmentally and socially sound choice for communities and utilities across the globe. Our white paper provides an overview of the recent controversy over perceived health effects of LED street lighting and how to mitigate issues through robust product selection, photometric design and public consultation processes.