Why are engineers, medical
professionals, and amateur astronomers, concerned about the effects of
Some studies show: the
effects of not sleeping in total darkness can degrade the immune system
of animals and humans.
Poor lighting and wasted
energy is misuse of electricity and money.
Misdirected light, 'Light
Trespass' is a nuisance and architecturally unappealing.
Studies show that various
uses of lighting may actually increase crime, just exactly the opposite
of what people try to achieve.
The light pollution from
inferior lighting design on highways creates a hazard to driving known
as 'Road Glare.'
The light polluted night sky
is a priceless educational resource lost to poor lighting management.
Dark Skies Northwest is dedicated to preserving and promoting
beautiful night time skies in the Northwest United States. If you live in
the Northwest and are member of the IDA, then you're a member of
Dark Skies Northwest! The astronomers in Oregon and
Southern Washington are lucky to have such dark sky areas. See the
RCA Star Party Sites