Although not as widely promoted and well known as LED lighting technology, induction lighting offers many benefits and advantages. In fact, some consider induction lighting far more effective than LED as it is energy efficient, has a long lifespan, provides even and uniform light distribution, is soft on the eyes, and is glare and flicker free. It's also available in warmer temperatures as seen in the image on the left. While each lamp uses a small amount of mercury, it's in a solid state which, when handled properly, can be safely recycled.
AMBER LED LIGHTING
We recommend outdoor lighting by Lumican. They can provide amber street lighting luminaires, wall packs, bollards, heritage lighting and more.
Although the Lightwise Guild recommends using the warmest coloured amber LED lighting possible,
DW WINDSOR Lighting, based in the UK, provides sensible advice regarding LED floodlights. Note their emphasis on reducing glare, preventing upward light spill, and directing light downwards to where it's needed.
Please see their Dark Skies Awareness an IYA2009 Cornerstone Project
When an outdoor light source is not controlled, the result is spilt light, light trespass and skyglow – all forms of light pollution. This is an important topic and, due to the high light levels in floodlighting, a key factor in a scheme’s success.
On top of the intrusion and annoyance, light pollution contributes to climate change by wasting energy, disrupting ecosystems of wildlife and the seasonal cycles of our surrounding habitat. Moreover, it is said to have a negative impact on human health by disrupting our circadian rhythm (the body’s “built-in-clock”). So how can it be avoided?
The answer: Controlling glare and achieving a 0% ULOR. Floodlights should have optics and reflectors specifically designed to direct light ONLY where it is needed and should ideally be positioned at 0° if light trespass is a concern. http://bit.ly/2ZzrPSX