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dmoran0
To tshome and others who have not heard the term "light pollution," the best one page explanation can be found at www.need-less.org.uk. The simulators farther down the page are fun and relaxing if you turn on your sound. The point is that we only need the light that points down; the light that points up and outward causing glare is damaging to the environment...that is why it is referred to as "pollution." It actually does harm to animals, including us at night, as well as the night sky which is a natural wonder which some appreciate. And if you want to see well at night, shielding the light bulb makes the resultant light hitting the intended target considerably brighter, allowing savings by reducing the wattage of the bulb.
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Thank you dmoranO for your comments above. Light is a very strong factor in life and should be taken very seriously. Here is a site that in international to assist other to get off the floor and to understand the real situation http://darksky.org/ Hope this is helps all life on this planet!
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dmoran0
Another great site is www.need-less.org.uk which is directed even more toward the general public. There is a terrific street light simulator called "interactive light pollution simulator" if you scroll most of the way down the page. Turn on sound for great night time ambiance.
   
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