Tag Archives: Ontario

Hydro One (Ontario) agrees to change bad LED lighting

Hydro One bad LED lighting upgrade
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Good news in the battle to reduce environmental light pollution! I have received confirmation April 28th, 2017 from Hydro One (Ontario) on changes to their lighting at the Detweiler transformation station […]

Region of Waterloo won’t require spectrum reports for new LED street lights

4000K LED street lights in Kitchener Ontario

Update, Dec 17, 2016 – After I further questioned more of the same unclear approach to answering my questions, answering in part but not fully, related to the LED conversion, I received a rather cold email from the Director of Transportation for Region of Waterloo stating the project was moving ahead regardless of any concerns I still […]

Lunar and planetary imaging, DSLR and BYE

First quarter Moon Kitchener, Ontario

Just a quick post on this. While waiting for astronomical dark I pointed the telescope and camera at the Moon and Jupiter. It was a beautiful clear evening again here in Kitchener, Ontario. Not quite as good as the previous night but still deserving of some stargazing. I haven’t had a chance to process all […]

Light pollution dome from Kitchener and Waterloo

Light dome from Kitchener-Waterloo caused by artifical light sources (street lights, porch lights, business lights and signs). This not only washes away the stars in the night sky but also has been linked to negative affects on our night time environment health (ecology).

Badly designed and implemented outdoor lighting such as street lights, house lights, business lights and lit signs all contribute to light pollution. This negatively effects not only our night sky but our nocturnal environment, the ecology of it, which in-turn effects people, wildlife and even air quality. The effects of light pollution are not confined […]