Mum­bai NGO writes to BMC over LED light pol­lu­tion at Juhu beach

Electronics Bazaar - - Led News -

Wor­ried over the im­pli­ca­tions of light pol­lu­tion caused by the high-mast lights in­stalled across Mum­bai’s Juhu Beach, the city­based Awaaz Foun­da­tion has writ­ten to the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) as well as the en­vi­ron­ment de­part­ment, after mea­sur­ing the lux lev­els at the beach.

In Oc­to­ber 2017, the BMC had in­stalled LED lights at Juhu Beach that could change colour. The pur­pose was to beau­tify the beach and also for safety pur­poses—a move that sev­eral en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists had been op­pos­ing. Sure enough, ever since the lights have been in­stalled, Juhu res­i­dents whose houses over­look the beach have been com­plain­ing about light pol­lu­tion.

The high in­ten­sity of LED light­ing in their im­me­di­ate vicin­ity is caus­ing dis­tur­bances to res­i­dents that could lead to ad­verse health ef­fects and is also block­ing out the natural views of the night sky.

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