LED Light Pollution Rebuttal- A Commentary

Jindok CEO Responds:

Interesting articles, but they are drawing the wrong conclusions. The problem is not LEDs but rather lack of good LED engineering to deliver the right lumens and the right lens dispersion for the application. LEDs are much more precise than HID and high pressure sodium lights when they are engineered correctly. The first graphic below shows the light pollution from conventional lighting:

This next graphic shows how a properly engineered LED reduces pollution:

All cities prior to retrofitting to LEDs were under lit which creates public safety hazards. So it might not be so much that cities are necessarily over lit because of LEDs as much as they were formerly under lit.

Lastly, our smart lights will dim significantly as a function of two features- motion detection and being programmed to dim after peak traffic hours. This reduces the aggregate lumen levels by an additional 20% to 30%.

 

Conclusion: Poorly specked LEDs can increase light pollution. BUT, we engineer and program our smart LEDs to increase public safety, reduce crime AND reduce light pollution through proper engineering and programmatic dimming AND we will reduce municipalities lighting expense by up to 80% each year.

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