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AMA warns excessive LED lighting outdoors could be a road, environmental hazard

Overhauling the lighting systems on U.S. roadways with light emitting diodes (LED) could have adverse consequences if improper LED technology is used, theĀ American Medical Association (AMA) warned. In response, the group has adopted guidance for communities on selecting LED lighting options to minimize potential harmful human and environmental effects. Converting conventional street lights to energy-efficient LED lighting has benefits such as increasing cost and energy savings and lowering reliance to fossil-based fuels. About a tenth of the U.S. street lighting has been converted to solid state LED technology with efforts to accelerate this conversion. “Despite the energy efficiency benefits, some ... Read More