Anti-acronymic LID behaviour
Jim Munves, in Saturday’s Guardian, calls attention to the bad effects of street lighting above 3000 K, including a decrease in melatonin production. He passed up the chance to say that the lower colour temperature is more pleasant to look upon, as well as being healthier.
However, he translated the acronym LED as Light Intensity Diode (LID), rather than the proper translation, Light Emitting Diode.
It appears that Mr. Munves is suffering from low melatonin, resulting in anti-acronymic behaviour.
Putting the LID on the LEDs might help him, and us. It’s worth doing.
Carl Mathis, Charlottetown