Whether you step out into the bright daylight or turn on an indoor light switch, there is more to light than meets the eye. Lighting designer Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska explains how light affects the human body – and why artificial light has become a concern to both health and environmental experts. She calls for increased public awareness and improved lighting technology to mitigate the negative consequences of today’s 24-hour lifestyle. To familiarize yourself with this rapidly evolving area of research, getAbstract recommends her article as a good starting point.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why artificial lighting harms human health,
- Why artificial outdoor lighting negatively impacts the environment, and
- How lighting researchers and policy makers can help mitigate the harmful effects of artificial lighting.
About the Author
Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska is a lighting designer and a faculty member of Gdansk University of Technology in Poland.