Glens Falls should consider long and carefully before converting its public lighting to LEDs.
LED bulbs, despite lower wattage, typically cast harsh, glaringly brighter light, more intrusive and sleep-disrupting than traditional bulbs. For some people with neurological disorders, interior use LEDs cause headaches, migraines and even seizures if accidentally looked at directly. Modern life is already rife with challenge for those of us with these highly photosensitive conditions (and which, not coincidentally, are often exacerbated by poor sleep quality).
Please encourage the city’s leaders to do some serious research and consult with other communities, and their public, who have considered or tried the switch. Identify all the issues involved, immediate and long-term. The lower cost on the bottom line could very possibly cause a high cost to the quality of life and health. There are other options available to reduce the price of public lighting in Glens Falls.
Marie Ann Cherry, Cambridge