Valpo's new lights good for astronomers, drivers

2013-04-12T00:00:00Z Valpo's new lights good for astronomers, drivers nwitimes.com
April 12, 2013 12:00 am

A big thanks to Valparaiso for the stylish, practical and forward-looking street lamps at the new Ind. 49 interchange. The light shines down on the roadway, not into drivers’ eyes and not up into the heavens.

This directed lighting makes a start at eliminating the ghastly orange glow of urban light pollution that disorients migrating birds and destroys our own enjoyment of and wonder at the night sky.

And there’s this: the hooded lamps and their cones of light somehow create a feel that’s both retro and futuristic. Whichever way, they’re really cool!

- Brian Williams, Valparaiso

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