SF Lighting Project Resources

Glenn shared a number of links at our meeting. All but the following two are behind paywalls and not generally accessible:

 Resources related to the public health concerns re: the “blue” component of white LEDs. This list of resources is anecdotal: i.e., it is not comprehensive or “review quality”. Except for the AMA report links are to journal pages, which – in many cases – include lists of references and lists of “similar” articles (as judged by the journal’s AI) that can be followed up.  Some of these may be behind paywalls. I can provide pdf copies of all. 

  • American Medical Association:
  • Garcia-Saenz, A. et al. 2018. “Evaluating the Association between Artificial Light-at-Night Exposure and Breast and Prostate Cancer Risk in Spain (MCC-Spain Study)” Environmental Health Perspectives. 126(3):047011. doi: 10.1289/EHP1837
  • Chepsiuk, R. 2009. “Missing the Dark: Health Effects of Light Pollution”Environmental Health Perspectives. 117(1) pp A21-A27. doi: 10.1289/ehp.117-a20
  • Argys, L. et al. 2020. “Light pollution, sleep deprivation, and infant health at birth” Southern Econ. J. 87(3) pp 849-888. doi: 10.1002/soej.12477
  • Keshet-Sitton, A. et al. 2016. “Can Avoiding Light at Night Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer?” Integr Cancer There. 15(2):145-152 doi: 10.1177/1534735415618787
  • Touitou, Y. 2017. “Association between light at night, melatonin secretion, sleep deprivation, and the internal clock: Health impacts and mechanisms of circadian disruption.” Life Sci. 173:94-106. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2017.02.008
  • Cho, Y. et al. 2015. “Effects of artificial light at night on human health: A literature review of observational and experimental studies applied to exposure assessment.” Chronobiol Int. 32(9):1294-310. doi: 10.3109/07420528.2015.1073158
  • Ticleanu, C. and P. Littlefair. 2015. “A summary of LED lighting impacts on health.” The International Journal of Sustainable Lighting. 3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2017.02.008
  • Aubé, M. et al. 2013. “Evaluating Potential Spectral Impacts of Various Artificial Lights on Melatonin Suppression, Photosynthesis, and Star Visibility.” PLOS One. 8(7):e67798. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067798
  • Falchi, F. et al. 2011. “Limiting the impact of light pollution on human health, environment and stellar visibility.” Journal of Environmental Management. 92(10):2714-2722. doi: 10.1016/j.envman.2011.06.029
  • Stevens, R. G. et al. 2013. “Adverse Health Effects of Nighttime Lighting. Comments on American Medical Association Policy Statement.” American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 45(3):343-346. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.06.029

In addition to the references above I also have accumulated a set of references addressing 

  • LED roadway lighting and mesopic vision
  • Lighting and roadway/pedestrian safety
  • Attraction of birds to artificial light, effects on animal populations, etc. 
  • The impact of artificial light on sky glow (including especially comparisons between HPS, white LED, PCA LED, NBA LED, and FLED of similar CCT).