Australasian Dark Sky Alliance outlines the best practice lighting principles they developed to reduce light pollutions. MHL’s recent webinar ‘The Beauty in the Darkness’ raised the attention to the importance of reducing light pollution, which has been recognized as the fastest-growing pollutant in the world.
The implications of light pollution include endangering wildlife ecosystems, altering biochemical/circadian rhythms, losing connection to cultural heritage, none of these we want to see happening in Aotearoa.
Utilizing warm colour temperatures and smart lighting controls in the exterior lighting design around natural habitats can make a huge difference. Check out this interactive map showing light pollution levels around the world.
We hope the above brief snapshot is helpful and will open conversations.
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