Stop installing harmful high-intensity LED streetlights in residential areas in Charlotte
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Duke Energy was contracted by the City of Charlotte to install LED street lights along the road in Charlotte, NC where my home is situated. They chose 220 LED lights that have a color temperature rating way too high for a residential area. These lights have health effects, including suppression of melatonin production, disruption to circadian sleep rhythms, and evidence that exposure to high-intensity light at night might increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, according to a June 14, 2016 American Medical Association press release. The city is planning to use these for all new lighting and to replace old lights. Your neighborhood could be next. This is happening in cities around the country and the complaints have forced cities to make changes. There are other options to still use LED technology, which conserves energy and saves money, without harming the citizens of Charlotte. They can use lower intensity LED lights, dimmer technology for off-peak hours, and proper shielding to minimize glare.
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