Street Lighting and Blue Light Frequently Asked Questions

Apr 1, 2017

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been assembled in response to ongoing discussion of the June 2016 American Medical Association (AMA) public release, Guidance to Reduce Harm from High Intensity Street Lights, which presented a number of recommendations related to possible health risks of increased short-wavelength content of outdoor lighting sources, with a particular focus on the continuing widespread conversion of older products to LED. The issues raised in the AMA guidance are complex, arising from new science and new lighting technology that are often misunderstood and misreported. These FAQs are intended to provide factual information and some clarity to the ongoing discussion in a format readily accessible to a general lighting audience.


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