Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Streetlights again

After more than thirty years of service incandescent light-bulbs are being replaced with energy-saving ones, also on street lighting. The biggest problem with these are the light itself which is cold and white. Another blogger wrote this: "Just to give you a comparison the rendition of colors by daylight is 100%, by incandescent lightbulbs 99%, and by energy saving bulbs 80%. Who needs reds anyway, right? For an indoor population in a country with such sparse daylight, this is pretty devastating news." I could not agree more. Luckily the weather has turned and for the next few months at least the natural light should make the switching on of these abominations unnecessary! -RS