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