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Blinded by the Light

September 01, 2002

"Calabasas Wants Stars in Its Skies" (Aug. 26) brings up an important issue dear to all those who enjoy the night sky. There is, however, one important point that was not mentioned. Misdirected lighting wastes an estimated $1 billion worth of energy annually in the U.S.

Here in Culver City, I can only count about seven stars from my light-drenched street. The city recently installed so many new street lamps that you almost have to wear sunglasses. The glare from the lamps actually makes it harder to see. Half the light from these lamps goes straight up. What a waste. If all the other reasons against light pollution aren't good enough, look at the bottom line.

David Garza

Culver City

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