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Letter to the Editor: We love Mines and the big ‘M’ but...

Posted 8/29/18

We loved it more before LED lights were installed a couple years ago, substantially increasing the lumens. Now the bright glow masks the beautiful star-filled skies. The other night we spent three …

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opinion

Letter to the Editor: We love Mines and the big ‘M’ but...

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We loved it more before LED lights were installed a couple years ago, substantially increasing the lumens. Now the bright glow masks the beautiful star-filled skies. The other night we spent three hours watching for Perseid meteors and saw very few due to ‘M’ light pollution. The glow even hits our bedrooms. We love LED lights and their energy-saving benefits, but the ‘M’ is noticeably brighter and glows too brightly down Mt. Zion. Any chance it could be dimmed a bit?

We understand Golden is purchasing new LED streetlights, thus making them brighter. What can we do about light pollution in Golden?

Bill Connelly,
Golden

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