Brighter isn’t necessarily better. In fact – the American Medical Association recently issued a warning suggesting that bright LED street lights might not be good for us. And Phoenix is one of a handful of cities across the nation that is looking at improving health by dimming its street lights.
In response to recent guidance by the American Medical Association against the use of powerful LED lights, cities such as Phoenix; Lake Worth, Florida; and 25 towns in Connecticut are now opting for street lamps with lower color temperatures, meaning less blue light emission.
Lights with high color temperatures release more blue light, which cause more glare and discomfort to the eyes, according to the association.