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AT: Chapter Program “Dark Sky” presented by Debbie Moran and Steve Goldberg.
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Deborah Moran is the 2017 recipient of the International Dark-Sky Association’s Hoag-Robinson Award for the education of government officials about outdoor lighting issues. In 2010, her Woodside neighborhood became the first within Houston city limits allowed to install low glare fully shielded decorative streetlights. Now three surrounding neighborhoods have investigated using similar lighting. For the past three years she has had concerns about the choice of high glare white LED street lights in Houston and hopes that the Houston area will join other communities in moving to warm or soft white LEDs at 3000K and below which are recommended by the American Medical Association for their reduced glare and reduced disruption of day/night circadian function which can interfere with sleep and cause a host of health problems. Houston is now an outlier in ignoring these concerns among major cities in the US and Texas.