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ACADEMICIA: An International Multidisciplinary Research Journal
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 8
First page : ( 19) Last page : ( 25)
Online ISSN : 2249-7137.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2249-7137.2016.00037.9

Excessive light is another form of pollution on the environment

Muralidhar P, Srihari V

National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Hyderabad

Online published on 20 September, 2016.


The every activity of man leads to pollution. All these activities pollute the environment in different ways. The contamination of air, water, soil and noise are treated as major pollution in this biosphere. In addition to different types of pollution a new kind of pollution has been added i.e light pollution. Thistype of pollution occurs because of using artificial lighting in the night time, no darkness in the night causes impact on the bio diversity and ecosystem results the lot of disturbance in bio diversity life cycle. This effects the human health directly in terms sleep disorders and causing various other hazards on many species, effects the natural body cycles called circadian rhythms. The present paper describes manycauses and effects of excessive usage of light in the public areas because of urbanization, high level of road transport activities in the night time.



Light pollution, environment, glare, road transportation, LED lighting.


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