Teaching illumination engineering using light pollution education kits

Constance E. Walker, Stephen M. Pompea, Robert T. Sparks, Erin Dokter

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

One-third of outdoor lighting escapes unused into space, causing light pollution. Light pollution is a growing concern on many fronts: energy conservation, cost, safety, health, effects on wildlife, and our ability to view the stars. How we use illumination engineering to optimize where, when, and how light is used is of significant importance. We will discuss how NOAO's light pollution education kits are used to teach illumination engineering. In particular we will address topics associated with achieving sufficient ground coverage, color rendition, types of outdoor lighting, glare and sky glow, assessment of city lights, and task-oriented lighting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics Education and Outreach
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
EventOptics Education and Outreach - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2010Aug 1 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7783
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptics Education and Outreach
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/1/108/1/10

Keywords

  • Energy consumption
  • Illumination engineering
  • Light pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Walker, C. E., Pompea, S. M., Sparks, R. T., & Dokter, E. (2010). Teaching illumination engineering using light pollution education kits. In Optics Education and Outreach [77830H] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7783). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.862713