International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Urban Planning | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

Urban Light Plan-Light Pollution in Urban Areas & Light Pollution Control

N. Supriya | Dr. Shashikant Kumar

Abstract: The use of artificial light has grown exponentially since the invention of the first light bulb, leading to light pollution. This is caused by economic development, population growth, and urban sprawl, which can lead to an increased risk of health issues. This study aims to identify the negative effects of light pollution, acknowledge the value of dark skies as a resource and comprehend the advantages of protecting them. First, I will discuss about the types and cause of the light pollution and it impacts animals and human health. Next, basic standards and how to measure the light pollution (tools and methods). Finally, how to plan for dark skies, local authority?s role with best practices and existing situation of my study area.

Keywords: Light pollution, Trespass, over illumination, glare, clutter, skyglow, Light emitting diode (LED), International Dark Sky Community (IDA), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 572 - 580

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