LED street lights:
human and animal circadian rythms sleep disturbances and other health issues, bi polar disorder, DHS anti terror surveillance and biowarfare counter terrorism_
You've probably noticed new street lights in your city or town of a sleeker design and with different lighting or you are shocked into noticing due to the lighting seeming too bright.
The LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights are the new efficiency lights that seem to have gone up quickly all over the country specifically in city and urban areas. These lights and lamp posts are replacing many older street lights around the country.
The number one thing you need to know about these new street lights is that they are unhealthy for human and animal life.
Human populations health hazards:
Animal life is also at risk:
And the LED lights don't work to create a more secure environment in some places because they have to be turned down so low:
The other major issue I've discovered is that they can be used for surveillance via a Homeland Security funded system mostly used in lamp posts it seems. It's a system called INTELLI-STREETS.
A more sophisticated system of the same kind is used in airports which includes video. Now this is understandable considering an airport or the like is a sensitive terrorist target. Most of us expect some kind of surveillance that we can see or cannot see, that we are or aren't aware of in buildings or areas like this. However I don't think any of us are expecting such technologies to surround us in regular public spaces.
So the facts are that these street lights are going to cause health problems for mammals including humans and they have potential to be used for surveillance.
The theories in place are of course with the surveillance issue the potential for abuse of power which is pretty simple and straightforward.
However would people are probably not considering is the effect that these lights are having on humans and animals that are outside at night sleeping.
Health warnings are already being issued by credible agencies if you live inside of a home and you have these lights too close to your windows or doors but imagine if you are an outside sleeper or somebody who lives outside or sleeps outside. This is the most grave danger and of course this population is marginalized ,
under-represented, disorganized scattered- basically vulnerable. What it brings two attention is that essentially if you try to sleep outside in a city or an area where these lights are used and they are a small amount over the lowest setting for brightness you are going to start encountering disturbing health issues that disrupt you as a functioning human being. This is not being looked at by most people because most people don't immediately think about people who sleep outside in their inclusive view or perception of an community nor do city dwellers consider wildlife in their area readily.
Essentially this is going to cause humans to no longer be able to sleep outside at night. Essentially it is the end of any culture or activity that includes not being protected from these lights in order to sleep.
The LED lights emit a blue light which is the same that is emitted by TV screens computer screens tablet screens and cell phone screen. There's a blue light that is emitted that has been shown to disturb what's known as circadian rhythms in humans and other mammals that sleep at night. Circadian rythms govern the cycles that cause humans to sleep at night and wake during sunlight hours.
These blue lights are used as a therapy when humans have seasonal affective disorder also known as sad specifically in areas such as the Arctic and other areas where there is 6 months of darkness and 6 months of light. the blue light emulates sunlight therefore is used therapeutically for people that have depression issues from not enough sunlight. Thus it should not be used at night as a street light.
People who are already starting to be affected by the misuse of these lights as night time street lights are encountering sleep disturbance insomnia and other things that show that the circadian rhythms of sleep and wakefulness are being disturbed. There the results of this are heart problems obesity and a feeling of not having really slept even if you have technically slept.
One of the biggest problems that's the most subtle but probably the most dangerous is that these lights prevent humans I'm focusing on the human population prevent human mammals from entering into deeper slower brain waves this is why you feel like you haven't slept. In our society of over simplified science, science-as-pop culture, living in the Cyber world and a society that just wants the bottom line and basic answers people have stopped understanding their internal worlds and their inner lives.
people underestimate the value of true deep relaxation and rest which is the slower deeper levels in which you have to reach in order to heal and regenerate.
Not only are people who sleep outside at night experiencing these consequences the worst out of everyone (as with rising radiation levels, pollutiion etc) but people who sleep inside who are in homes who can't stop these lights from shining in their Windows even with curtains somehow the light still disturbs their sleep are also experiencing health issues.
My only idea for a solution has been to try to take a chemical form of melatonin in order to replace that which is interrupted being produced in the human body when sleeping in the presence of these street lights. I have not attempted this yet when I do I will list the results on this Blog. The other solution is from a page on Blue Light Therapy and Darkness Therapy: wear yellow tint lens glasses.
If youare an outside sleep or you need to realize the dangers of this these health issues come about very quickly within a week and if you can continue to be exposed to these lights at night even if you go inside and get real sleep when you come back outside and get exposed again the health issues reoccur and I have personally experienced heart trouble overeating during the daylight hours and a feeling of not having slept a zombie-like state.
This is going to put a lot of people who are living in a marginalized culture in Jeopardy. Most of all because they don't understand what's happening to them.
Please take caution if you are exposed to these lights or if you are not side sleeper. Do whatever you can to inform other people who are existing in a subculture we're outside public spaces are used for the purposes of sleep at night and warn them very gently very quickly that the lights that they are installing in these cities could pose a danger to them and they need to find alternative space where the lights do not reach them or to take a rest inside or in other places away from these lights at least a few times a week to gain real sleep and healing levels of relaxation.
Not only could this cause premature death and health consequences in this population you could also lead to mental disturbances which make it easier for abuses of power such as authorities taking people into custody for what seems like mental illness when in fact it is sleep deprivation one of the biggest weapons used against vulnerable populations with abuse of power.
Blue lights, darkness and so called 'bi-polar' spectrum 'disorders'. It seems these street lights may aggravate this condition in people who suffer from it:
What are the biggest problems with this in City spaces and cityscapes is that if the street lights are toned down to the lowest possible brightness this might actually be tolerable if it is a responsible municipality city or town cares about its citizens. However what I have experienced is that the city or town may do this with the brightness levels but unfortunately within the same area you're going to get businesses parking lots and stores Etc that do not have to comply with those low brightness levels the brightness level that is used to stop these consequences doesn't work because the business is often blast these LED lights on the brightest possible settings for security and safety reasons supposedly.
To stop these consequences doesn't work because the business is often blast these LED lights on the brightest possible settings for security and safety reasons.
So for instance if you live on a street and if you also live next to a convenience store or a parking lot of a store on a street you might be adversely affected by the convenience store parking lot lights even if your city or town has an ordinance to have the brightness of their street lights turn down.
Many people have commented on how Erie it is that Federal funding came in so quickly with so much encouragement to states and cities and towns to quickly Implement these lights into their public spaces and eradicate most of the old lighting.
Many of us who are older have noticed that a lot of public spaces including train stations buses themselves as well as other public spaces are overly lit to the point of glare that hurts our eyes. Therefore many of us have made the joke that it is referred to as Millennial lighting as younger people do not seem as disturbed by it in order that they seem to notice. However many of them are noticing in health issues becoming a problem when the street lights are too close to their windows.
You may observe that some cities have taken wisdom to not put these lights on free ways or three ways that go through the city because they cost so much glare that drivers get confused and they have accidents which is why you'll notice that in some areas they're not using the new LED lights.
I feel like it's going to be another situation of it's going to take years to reverse these decisions on these actions and a lot of lawsuits in order to bring forth how much health deterioration these lights are going to cause it's better to get the word out there more quickly and start to try to reverse these actions or modify these lights to the old soft light levels or replace them with something else so that the damage can be contained more quickly it's kind of like when a manufacturer of a wonder drug put something out and knowing that there's a potential for harm and then only years later when there's lawsuits after damage does the drug get pulled and even though the company has to pay out money for lawsuits that's only a percentage of people who took the drug and bought it. They still make profit.
Let's try to reverse these decisions sooner than later.
Because if you notice that soft old white lights even harsh floodlights seem to be on intrusive give a sense of Ambience and a normal nighttime environment as opposed to the new LED lights which are intrusive harsh blinding glaring dangerous disturbing and seem to take away some normal part of human consciousness in the evening times you are correct you're not imagining things you're reacting as a normal human animal to Danger. These lights are dangerous to human and animal mammalian life when utilized in the evening hours when mammals are supposed to be asleep if they are not nocturnal.
The secondary issue a surveillance is obviously also potential danger but this is a danger in which we could coexist with the interruption of sleep and peace of mind and normal human body functions is not.
There may also be another reason or benefit of LED 'blue light' street lights in public spaces. Biowarfare counter terrorism:
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