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over-illumination

Definitions

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  • n. Excess light supplied beyond the amount required for a given task.
  • n. Wasted light through illumination of an unoccupied space, creating energy wastage.
  • n. Excessive or annoying light producing glare, annoyance and adverse health effects.

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Examples

  • Relaxation therapy reduces environmental stress, like from reducing high sound levels and over-illumination. paced breathing

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  • In England, a world leader in the fight against light pollution, outdoor lighting can be treated as a nuisance under the country's Environmental Protection Act. Groups such as the British Astronomical Association and the Campaign to Protect Rural England have persuaded some cities to correct over-illumination from streetlights and space them further apart.

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  • That Americans, in particular, have become used to the pointless over-illumination of their communities at night doesn’t mean that a glowing planet is a good one.

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