Letters to the Editor

New North Bend lights are too bright

Can I object to the street lighting fixtures that blare so blindingly by the pit across from the Pour House?

You drive into North Bend, are blinded by that row of bright lights, and all you see is a pit! Can I also object to the same light fixtures at Si View Park? Were the purchasers of the light fixtures concerned only with the appearance of the lamp posts? Did they not consider the intensity of the lights themselves? Are they not aware that there is such a thing as light pollution?

Have they never heard stories of bright city lights disrupting the creatures of nature by throwing off their sense of day and night because there is too much light at night? There is an excellent article in the November 2008 issue of the National Geographic.

Whoever ordered those lamp posts should read about light pollution, then tone down those blaring lights!

Valerie King

North Bend

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