The Washington Post recently posted this Article about the health effect of LED lights. It is exciting to see that the conversation around nighttime artificial light is picking up momentum. This article focuses in on Seattle, the city in which I live, and the discussion around how bright our new LED street lights are. Some critics argue these LEDs are without health risks unless there is long exposer, but isn’t that what we are talking about with a street light that will have a 15 year shelf life?
And of course we have to make the focus about immediate health concerns, because issues that this intense type of light poses on the environment is much too abstract and far in the future to worry about it right now. The article touches lightly on this point, but maneuvers quickly through it.