Have you ever looked over a city at night and wondered, where are all the stars? Instead you see an amberish glow of the city beneath? This is called light pollution and it has a bigger impact than you think.
Before we can discuss the ways to reduce light pollution we must first understand what it is. Darksky.org defines it as, “The inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light – known as light pollution – can have serious environmental consequences for humans, wildlife, and our climate.”
They go on to say that “Light pollution is a side effect of industrial civilization.” Which impacts us by overpowering the darkness and disrupting the natural day-night pattern affecting the environment and all that are around it. National Geographic says that, “light pollution is a global issue” and that it “can wreak havoc on natural body rhythms in both humans and animals.”
With that said, it is in our best interest to do what we can to reduce the amount of light pollution and help our environment!
At Ambient Glow Technology, it is our mission to help the world reduce light pollution with natural light alternatives. Our most well known product is our super-luminosity glow stones and glow sand aggregate which can be used in a variety of applications including:
Powering concrete pool decks with AGT™ glow stones has become quite popular this year. Glow in the dark aggregates help reduce the need for excessive backyard landscape lighting and glowing pool decks just look cool!
Another extremely popular way to enjoy the night sky without light pollution is by integrating our professional grade glow stones into city and park trails and walkways. Many communities all over the world have embraced the sustainable design concept of using glow stones in exposed aggregate concrete and rolled asphalt nature trails - eliminating the need for expensive, light polluting electrical lighting.
Concrete Nature Trail in Be'erot Khan, Israel - Powered By: AGT™ ULTRA