How to Stop LED Streetlights!
How do I Help?
If you've read almost any other part of this website, you will probably feel the need to help the SLS
Project out in this fight. There are many ways to do this, but it mainly depends on who you are and what you do. Take a look at some of the possible cases and then go from there:
If you're an average person:
Start by getting a non-LED yard light, or at least look for an LED one that is high quality. Second, tell other people about this website. Word of mouth is an effective way to spread the word! Third,
look at the section right below this text...
If you're looking for brochures to hand out:
Here are some ready-made PDFs for you to use...
Bonus: Here's a badge you can print out to show that you're an "SLS member."
If you're a commercial user of outdoor lighting, or are designing a new installation:
Ask yourself these 3 questions before installing or specifying LED.
1. Are these fixtures near a residential area?
2. Are the old fixtures being replaced because they're unmaintained?
3. Is the area near a lot of wildlife?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you probably shouldn't use LED.
One more question... Did you look at Why LED's Bad?
If you're the streetlight person at a utility company:
Offer a selection of non-LED fixtures, and think twice before going full steam on the LED conversions. Also, if surplus streetlights are available, email me because I might be interested in them.
If you're involved in "dark sky" work:
Contact me if you want to do more work regarding this website and your dark-sky efforts.
If you're managing lighting on Florida or Georgia coasts:
Try to promote use of HPS or amber LED fixtures. Actually, amber LED may be a bad choice:
Compared to the standard white color, amber is more inefficient, negating the energy saving.
Furthermore, the risk of corrosion is increased because of the proximity to the ocean, which isn't very good for the their driver's electronics.
If you've read through all of this,:
Then congratulations! Now you know how to help. Or, if you skipped all the other sections, could you try looking at them? :)
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