An Investigation of LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow

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What Is Sky Glow?

A study of the expected contributions to sky glow from converting high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lighting to broader-spectrum (i.e., white light) sources, with specific focus on LEDs, which presents the contributions in a manner relative to HPS baseline conditions. These conditions represent typical conversions in the U.S. and include changes in spectral power distribution, percent uplight, and lumen output. (53 pages, April 2017)