Is White Light a White Knight?

Outdoor and street lighting in North America is predominantly yellow in color, since the main form of lighting used is high pressure sodium lamps. There has been a recent push to use white light (metal halide lamps) instead. This paper discusses the arguments for and against the use of white light for outdoor lighting, and notes that there is increasing evidence for its lighting benefits.

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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Lighting Research Center, 21 Union Street
    Troy, NY  United States  12180

    International Municipal Safety Association

    P.O. Box 539 - 165 East Union Street
    Newark, NY  United States  14513-0539
  • Authors:
    • Bullough, John D
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 2p
  • Serial:
    • IMSA Journal
    • Publisher: International Municipal Safety Association

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  • Accession Number: 01152798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2010 2:39PM