Trini Mendenhall Community Center
Meeting room open at 6:00pm. Come join us for some social time before the Novice Meeting at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
General Meeting: 7:15 PM
Energy Efficient Night Lighting for Safety, Security, Health and the Environment
General Meeting Speaker: Debbie Moran
Deborah Moran is the 2017 recipient of the International Dark-Sky Association’s Hoag-Robinson Award for education of government officials about outdoor lighting issues. For the past three years she has shared her concerns about Houston’s retrofit of its street lighting with bright white LED lights, while at the same time, many cities across the US are switching from this disruptive lighting to more “responsible” low wattage warm or soft white LEDs.
Debbie has spoken multiple times at Houston City Council meetings and various Civic Organizations to educate them about the safety, security, health and environmental benefits of responsible night lighting. Responsible night lighting is recommended by the American Medical Association since the produce less glare and reduced disruption of day/night circadian function in people and wildlife. Such disruption can interfere with sleep and cause a host of health problems.