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Originally posted by BaronVonGodzilla
Originally posted by mrwupy
I live in the city and when I find myself in the country at night, I cannot believe the difference in the sky. Light pollution is a real problem.
Precisely. Unless you go to the country and see how the sky looks without those lights, it can be easy to forget how it is supposed to look.
The night sky is the most wondrous thing on our planet. We should all look up more often.
Originally posted by KyoZero
My issue is the ads. Do we need 7 lights for one billboard? Do we need blinking lights and massive displays?
Originally posted by wayouttheredude
Where this has no effect of course is where they are shooting huge beams of light up directly into the sky for these light fountain effects. These produce a lot of light pollution and provide no real benefit to anyone and are costly in the electric energy they use as well.
These other sources like search lights for attention draws perhaps could be legislated and controlled by local ordinances. No federal or state laws would be required. Perhaps just tell promoters or designers to shut them down by say 12 midnight. I have seen some run until the clubs close at 2 and that is just excessive I think.