Putting animals in their best lightóResearchers find some shades of LED lamps threaten wildlife

Researchers have concluded that certain types of LED lights can be harmful toward a wide variety of wildlife, calling attention to the potential hazards of the rapid expansion of LED light usage. Though LEDs made up only 9 percent of the global market in 2011, that number is expected to rise to 69 percent by 2020. In a study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, researchers concluded that blue and white LED lighting is the most harmful to wildlife, particularly animals such as sea turtles and insects, while green, amber and yellow are[...]

Putting animals in their best lightóResearchers find some shades of LED lamps threaten wildlife

A new generation of outdoor lights spreading across landscapes require greater scrutiny to reduce harm to wildlife, says a USC-led research group that developed a new tool to help fix the problem.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Scientistís new database can help protect wildlife from harmful hues of LED lights, Tue 12 Jun 18 from Science Blog

Modern LEDs in cities affecting animals 'as much as midday sun'

Blue and white LEDs emit light at all angles, which is disrupting the circadian rhythms of many nocturnal animals and affecting their survival, research from the University of Southern California ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

New study shows some LED lights can harm wildlife

Researchers have concluded that certain types of LED lights can be harmful toward a wide variety of wildlife, calling attention to the potential hazards of the rapid expansion of LED light usage. ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Inhabitat

Putting animals in their best light: Some shades of LED lamps threaten wildlife

A research team identifies harmful effects to wildlife as LED lights proliferate. Some hues, including blues and whites, imperil creatures while other wavelengths are more benign. They devised ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from ScienceDaily

Putting animals in their best light -- USC researchers find some shades of LED lamps threaten wildlife

A USC research team identifies harmful effects to wildlife as LED lights proliferate. Some hues, including blues and whites, imperil creatures while other wavelengths are more benign. They devised ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Eurekalert

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