Anti-acronymic LID be­hav­iour

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

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

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