2015 Is International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

2015 is “International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Find out why you should care, and what you can to do!

Take a few moments with videos to find out why the Year of Light matters to you.

Make No Mistake: Light is Good.
Too Much of Any Good Thing Often Is Not
Like most things, but there are indeed too much of any good thing. That’s why in the Bible, God made light, and separated day from night. (Insert “Nature” or whatever depending on your beliefs.) But, light pollution increasingly destroys the night skies with adverse effects to all living things including people.

This video explains more.

Pinterest_1Genesis 1:3: “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.” (Source: King James Bible)

Cosmic Light 2015 Video Trailer:  Celebrate Cosmic Light that Reaches Earth
Produced for http://www.light2015.org/ by http://www.iau.org/iyl/

What We’re Doing to Celebrate the International Year of Light

Throughout 2015, SolarFlairLighting.com (store front for SolarLightingSmart.com) will recognize International Year of Light  with posts and videos about some of the key issues the founders of this post discusses what light pollution is and some of the impacts it has on people, animals, plants, science and more. Future posts are planned for how you can reduce light pollution, every day technologies based on light science, and other


Along with sources sited throughout this post, we used the following resources. Each site has extensive scientific information in lots of formats, as well as videos, educational materials, activities and special events.

  • www.light2015.org/ – Light2015.org is the official website of the many parties joining together for 2015 International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies)
  • International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) – IDA is the recognized authority on light pollution. Founded in 1988, IDA was the first organization to call attention to the hazards of light pollution and remains committed to action and education to deal with the problem.
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU) – Founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. Its individual members (structured into Divisions, Commissions, and Working groups) are professional astronomers from all over the world, at the Ph.D. level and beyond, who are active throughout the world in professional research and education in astronomy.

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