International Exhibition: Quality Lighting and Light Pollution
5-6 October 2007, Bled, Slovenia
This conference would like to stimulate a global process for reducing light pollution from present 100 % down to 25 %.
This is an achievable objective if quality, fully shielded outdoor illumination is used everywhere and without exceptions.
Illumination should be used just in places where it is needed, in the amount which is needed and
during time when light it is needed.
There is no doubt that we need light at night to provide the safety on
roads and streets. However, the need of modern man for a moderate
amount of light has, by means of industry, turned into unstoppable,
boundless power to turn night into day.
We use lighting everywhere, whether necessary or not, and very
often the lighting is excessive. Worst of all is the fact that at least
30% of all light is plainly spilled upwards because of inappropriate
lamps, which illuminate the night sky instead of streets and