Courtesy BBC Magazine

While the replacement of traditional yellow sodium lights with LEDs can save up to 50 percent in energy costs and last longer, for some community members the blue, white light has become intrusive. In a BBC Magazine feature, author Brian Wheeler speaks with multiple Washington D.C. residents who find the light too bright and say it impacts their ability to sleep. While proponents for Washington's LED streetlight conversion argue that change is often met with opposition, concerned citizens are asking the city to reduce the light intensity and alter color temperatures to make the illumination less invasive. Read the full story here.

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