Unwanted lighting effects at night in Australia

Shotbolt, Timothy (2016) Unwanted lighting effects at night in Australia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis brings together different scientific and engineering disciplines, as well as current legislation, on the subject of unwanted night-time lighting effects on humans and the biosphere. The assessment criteria of Australian Standard AS4282-1997 Control of the obtrusive effects of outdoor lighting are reviewed and criteria incorporating the quantity, quality, spectral composition of light, and exposure time, are proposed to improve light engineering practice. The immediate direct concerns of humans are considered as well as the effects on biota generally in the environment, particularly as outdoor artificial lighting proliferation has the potential to change the environment for human habitation in the longer term.

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ID Code: 94241
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Cowling, Ian & Isoardi, Gillian
Keywords: AS4282, sky-glow, EIS, moonlight, obtrusive light, light pollution, nocturnal lighting, threatened fauna, migratory species, conservation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 02:36
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 02:36

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