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Cities are changing streetlights after learning that LED lights are too 'blue'

10/7/2016 - They help cut energy costs and make the nighttime street lighting around town a bit less orange and abrasive. But cutting-edge LED illumination is already on its way out in many cities following a warning by the American Medical Association (AMA) that low color temperature lighting, like the kind used...

LED blue light wavelengths linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease and impaired vision

9/30/2016 - Could LED lights be hazardous to your health? Well, it certainly seems like they might be. The American Medical Association (AMA) has just issued a warning that high-intensity LED streetlights emit blue light – which cannot be seen. Blue light is known for disrupting sleeping patterns, and can...

German city deploys traffic lights to stop pedestrians from stepping out into oncoming traffic when they're looking down at their phones

5/16/2016 - There is no question that hundreds of millions of people the world over are becoming more and more addicted to their portable electronic devices, be they pads, tablets, smart phones or other devices. Now, officials in two German cities have come to the conclusion that residents are so addicted to their...

California residents see mysterious lights flash in the sky during earthquake

8/29/2014 - When a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Napa Valley, California, on Sunday, August 24, residents from the area noticed strange flashes of light appearing in the sky. The local KPIX 5 newsroom was flooded with calls about a strange phenomenon of lights taking place in the sky. Some people thought the...

Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps, Tea Lights and USB LED salt sculptures now available at the Natural News Store

11/23/2012 - Harvested from deep inside the Himalayan mountain range, these salt lamps, tea lights and USB-powered LED salt lamps are made entirely of pink Himalayan (full-spectrum) salt crystals. They resemble large rose quartz crystals (see pictures below), and when lit from the inside, they project a kaleidoscope...

When the power grid goes down, will you bet your safety on a low-end flashlight? Get a Fenix instead

7/1/2012 - With the power grid down for millions of residents across the Eastern USA, attention is once again turning to emergency preparedness gear. Right now, countless people have found themselves without a reliable flashlight, and that's dangerous for lots of reasons. I've carried a reliable flashlight...

Health Ranger reviews Fenix survival flashlights for - rugged, reliable and available now

4/10/2012 - In the quest for finding the perfect preparedness and survival gear, I've become something of a gear head. Especially when it comes to flashlights: I've bought and testing probably fifty lights over the last three years, and most of them turned out to be less than illuminating. But for the last six...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

3/28/2012 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

Third-world America: Michigan city cuts power, removes street lights due to inability to pay electric bill

11/9/2011 - In response to financial problems, some US cities are choosing to cut basic public services like trash collection, fire and police forces, and road repair just to stay afloat. But one city in Michigan has decided to cut its power instead, which has left more than 11,000 local residents without street...

UV Lights in Hospitals Could Reduce Spread of TB by 70 Percent

6/9/2009 - Sterilization of hospital air with ultraviolet light could reduce the internal spread of tuberculosis (TB) by as much as 70 percent, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Medicine. TB is a highly contagious respiratory disease that infects nearly nine million people around the world...

Turn off the Lights for Healthier Sex Organs

5/24/2009 - It turns out that setting a romantic mood by lighting candles during sex may be good in more ways than one. Several scientific studies have linked artificial lighting at nighttime to breast and prostate cancers. One study completed by the University of Haifa in Israel found that of 164 countries...

Artificial Night Lights Increase Cancer Risk

3/4/2009 - As you are sitting in a plane which is taking off or touching down late at night, or simply looking down at the world from a skyscraper, city lights are quite a sight to behold. You could almost say it's a modern day paradise. But little do you know that these lights could well be damaging your health...

Better Sleep with Twilight

1/14/2009 - Before the Industrial Revolution, when night arrived, the sky darkened. This was conducive to sleep, and our natural circadian rhythms. With the increased use of electricity and electric lights, we turn our nights into days and prevent sleep. Over two-third of Americans suffer from sleep problems. And...

Fluorescent lights release toxic mercury directly into the environment

2/11/2008 - There is an international campaign to ban the incandescent bulb in favor of alternative sources of lighting, most notably fluorescents. Unfortunately, fluorescents contain noxious chemicals including argon and mercury that are contaminating the environment, specifically through their accumulation in...

Why light bulbs are accelerating global warming and mercury contamination

10/26/2007 - The incandescent light bulb was downright amazing when it was invented in 1809 by Humphry Davy. Nope, it wasn't invented by Thomas Edison -- that's just another American history lie, much like the stories about Christopher Columbus "discovering" America and being some sort of upstanding hero. In truth,... promotes energy efficient lighting, but neglects LED lights

7/30/2007 - Do you realize how much energy it takes to light your home? In the U.S., the average household spends 20 percent of its electricity bill on lighting. is a website dedicated to teaching consumers how to save money and protect the environment by using energy-efficient light bulbs. According...

New LED lighting technology embraced by consumers, Total Cost of Ownership saves money over incandescent, fluorescent bulbs

5/10/2007 - The launch of our new LED lights from EcoLEDs ( is already proven to be a huge success. Thank you to all the customers who have purchased our new LED light bulbs from BetterLifeGoods ( In the first 24 hours, the sales of these lights greatly exceeded our expectations. The...

Australia bans incandescent light bulbs with three-year phase-out

5/10/2007 - Australia has banned incandescent light bulbs, starting in 2009. The country down under, looking to reduce its environmental footprint, raised its energy standards for 2009, making the old style of light bulb too inefficient to be sold in the country. Jump directly to: conventional view | alternative...

Automobiles of the future may communicate with body language

7/26/2004 - In the future, your car may be able to smile, cry, grimace, or show other emotions to the drivers and other vehicles around you. This is a vision according to new inventors from Japan, who have received a patent on technology to allow cars, ships, motorcycles and other vehicles to emote. This technology...

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