Here you will find resources to help with understanding the many issues concerning lighting. Listed items such as magazine articles and reports might not have been peer-reviewed.

ACCIDENTS AND LIGHTING LEVELS

Does changing to brighter road lighting improve road safety? Multilevel longitudinal analysis of road traffic collision frequency during the relighting of a UK city. Paul Marchant, James David Hale, Paul Sadler. 2019
 

People believe that street lights reduce the number of road accidents and crime. But is that really so? Seeing is believing! Watch now

Street Lights-The Truth Revealed

COMMUNITY PERCEPTION OF WELLBEING

Heath and Place reduced streetlighting at night and health: A rapid appraisal of public views in England and Wales Place: A rapid appraisal of public views in England and Wales Judith Green, Chloe Perkins, Rebecca Steinbach, Phil Edwards 8th May 2015 pdf 631.5kb

CRIME RATES/ACCIDENTS

What Happens in the Shadows:Streetlights and How They Relate To Crime  Rice Kinder Institute for Urabn Research 2015 – Crime occurrences for the City of Huston USA

The effect of reduced street lighting on road casualties and crime in England and Wales: controlled interrupted time series analysisRebecca Steinbach, Chloe Perkins, Lisa Tompson, Shane Johnson, Ben Armstrong, Judith Green, Chris Grundy, Paul Wilkinson, Phil Edwards. July 28th 2015

 
 The Chicago alley Lighting Project Final Evaluation Report April 2000 Prepared by Erica N. Morrow Shawn A. Hutton Research and Analysis Unit Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
 

Light and Lighting.  Part 1: Lighting can be a health Risk but does not Reduce Crime or Road Accidents Dr Barry A.J. Clark 5th July 2020. This online report on work in progress by an IDAVic committee member has not yet been peer reviewed.  It is essentially a critical scientific review of about a hundred references, most of which have been peer-reviewed.

FAUNA

(Australian) National Light Pollution Guidelines for Wildlife  Including marine turtles, seabirds and migratory shorebirds  September2019

Rapid assessment of lamp spectrum to quantify ecological effects of light at night. Travis Longcore, Airam Rodríguez, Blair Witherington, Jay F. Penniman, Lorna Herf, Michael Herf. First published: 12 June 2018

INVERTEBRATES
Buglifereport A Review of the impact of Artificial Light on Invertebrates – Charlotte Bruce-white and Matt Shardlow 2011 pdf 0.98 MB
 

Insect declines and agroecosystems: does light pollution matter?  M. Grubisic,R.H.A. van Grunsven,C.C.M. Kyba, A. Manfrin, F. Hölker.First published: 11 June 2018

Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: a review Callum J. MacGregor, Michael J. O. Pocock, Richard Fox, Darren M. Evans. First published: 13 December 2014

 
BATS

BIRDS

White and Amber Light at Night Disrupt Sleep Physiology in Birds Farley Connelly  Anne E. Aulsebrook,1,2,6,7  Farley Connelly, 1,2,6 Robin D. Johnsson, 2 Theresa M. Jones, 1Raoul A. Mulder, 1Michelle L. Hall,1,3,4 Alexei L. Vyssotski, 5and John A. Lesku2

1   School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia  2   School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia   3   Bush Heritage Australia, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia4School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia   5 Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich 8006, Switzerland   6     These authors contributed equally   7  Lead Contact

FRESH WATER BIODIVERSITY

Emerging threats and persistent conservation challenges for freshwater biodiversity Reid et al. Biol Rev online 2018

TURTLES

Inuence of industrial light pollution on the sea-nding behaviour of atback turtle hatchlings.  Ruth L. Kamrowski, Col Limpus, Kellie Pendoley and Mark Hamann 2014

FLORA

 
 
HEALTH
health-promotion-grose-2014 Artificial light at night: a neglected population health concern of the built environment –
Dr Margaret Grose 2014 pdf 51kb

Sociodemographic and behavioural correlates of social jetlag in Australian adults: results from the 2016 National Sleep Health Study Carol J. Lang,,Amy C. Reynolds,Sarah L. Appleton, Anne W. Taylor,Tiffany K. Gill, R. Doug McEvoy, Sally A. Ferguson,Robert A. Adams.

Melatonin as a Radio-Sensitizer in Cancer Carolina Alonso-González, Alicia González, Javier Menéndez-Menéndez, Carlos Martínez-Campa,  Samuel Cos. 27th July 2020

LED LIGHTING

Research on the Lighting Performance of LED Street Lights With Different Colour Temperatures  IEEE Photonics Journal Vol 7 No 6 2015 Huaizhou Jin, Shangzhong Jin, Liang Chen, Songyuan Cen, Kun Yuan

Led lighting LED lighting increases the ecological impact of light pollution irrespective of color temperature – S. M. Pawson and M. K.-F. Bader 2014 pdf 4. 4.04MB

LEGISLATION

Siding Spring Site is now protected by Benchmark legislation –

Explanation of Intended Effect_ SEPPs Review 2015-1

LIGHT POLLUTION – EARTH

The nature of the diffuse light near cities detected in nighttime satellite imagery  Alejandro Sanchez de Miguel, Christopher C. M. Kyba, Jaime Zamorano, Jesús Gallego & Kevin J. Gaston  8th May 2020

 Light Pollution Map  This map plots light pollution levels with overlays from 2010 – 2015. Sky Quality Meter (SQM) readings are also available. A SQM reading is taken at each site and this reading reflects the conditions at the time.

 

MACULAR DEGENRATION

White Light–Emitting Diodes (LEDs) at Domestic Lighting Levels and Retinal Injury in a Rat Model –  Yu-Man Shang, Gen-Shuh Wang, David Sliney, Chang-Hao Yang, and Li-Ling Lee

REPRODUCTION

Artificial light at night desynchronizes strictly seasonal reproduction in a wild mammal (Kangaroo) Kylie A. Robert, John A. Lesku, Jesko Partecke, Brian Chambers .

 

SAFETY

The effect of reduced street lighting on road casualties and crime in England and Wales: controlled interrupted time series analysisRebecca Steinbach, Chloe Perkins, Lisa Tompson, Shane Johnson, Ben Armstrong, Judith Green, Chris Grundy, Paul Wilkinson, Phil Edwards. July 28th 2015

WEIGHT GAIN

Ambient Light Exposure and Changes in Obesity Parameters: A Longitudinal Study of the HEIJO-KYO Cohort Kenji Obayashi*, Keigo Saeki*, Norio Kurumatani July 2016

Environmental Light Exposure Is Associated with Increased Body Mass in Children  Cassandra L. Pattinson, Alicia C. Allan, Sally L. Staton, Karen J. Thorpe, Simon S. Smith   Published: January 6, 2016

The Relationship Between Obesity and Exposure to Light at Night:Cross-Sectional Analyses of Over 100,000 Women in the Breakthrough Generations Study . Emily McFadden. Michael E. Jones, Minouk J. Schoemaker, Alan Ashworth, and Anthony J. Swerdlow Published March 11 2014