Tag: LED

An evening at the sea

An evening at the sea

If you’re at the sea, and it’s a warm night, what would you do? I would walk along the beach and take in the night with all its beauty. Start with the sound of the waves, savour the outlines of rocks, add some starlight and the moon. Perfect! Alas, these days this turns out to …

+ Read More

Is a 4000 Kelvin LED street light like the moon?

Is a 4000 Kelvin LED street light like the moon?

‘Let’s kill the moonlight!’ proclaimed the Italian poet Filippo Marinetti a few years after Edison’s incadescent lamp enchanted the world. With all our light pollution, we have been quite successful in doing this. And today, some people believe they can create an artificial moonlight. The light of a 4000 Kelvin LED street lamp, so some …

+ Read More

Magic LED: Why our world gets brighter

Magic LED: Why our world gets brighter

So there has been another climate conference, where the powerful have discussed how to save our world. Main topic, was usual, is the CO2-production. Let’s be honest, most countries find it challenging to reduce their CO2-output, some flatly refuse to try. But some years ago, a light appeared at the end of the tunnel of …

+ Read More

20 Watt can be too much

20 Watt can be too much

Usually LEDs are installed because they are more efficient than traditional street lights. This means you get considerably more light for the same wattage. Andrej Mohar from Dark Sky Slowenia has an example of what happens, when this efficiency is underestimated. The light in the picture comes from a 4000 Kelvin LED street light with …

+ Read More