Lights out all night?

29 Mar

I just found an article discussing a proposal that would discourage and possibly fine businesses in San Francisco for leaving their lights on all night. I think it’s very interesting idea. But possibly poses a number of problems. I’d love to get some opinions on it. Read the article and tell me what you think!


2 Responses to “Lights out all night?”

  1. Justine March 31, 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    I’m curious why businesses leave their lights on at night. There was no “we leave the lights on because…” from anyone. If there’s a reason, then I’d like to know what it is. If there isn’t, flip the switch!

  2. mindfulindividual March 31, 2008 at 3:06 pm #

    i have no doubt that some businesses, especially smaller, street level ones, leave lights on for safety and security. some might even do it to discourage homeless people from sleeping out in front. i think though that we’ve really gotten used to the lights being on. the nighttime cityscape would change dramatically. but i could stand a little less light pollution 🙂

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