Satellite Photos Show Energy-Saving LEDs Are Boosting Light Pollution Worldwide

by on November 23, 2017

In order to help curb energy consumption, a number of cities have been turning to outdoor LED lighting but new research shows that this partial cure isn’t yielding the expected energy savings and may be contributing to more light pollution than ever before, according to Gizmodo. A new report from an international team of scientists used satellite-based sensors to help understand if the planet’s surface was getting brighter or darker at night and to determine the efficiency of LEDs. Many thought that solid-state lighting, which includes LEDs, OLEDs, and PLEDs, would help in large energy savings, but it seems that their use has only had a “rebound” effect for many jurisdictions now use even… – International English News

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