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Wildlife and Artificial Lighting - Shared screen with speaker view
Clare Boyes
18:39
Boyes Family - mid Wales
Katy Perry
18:58
Birmingham
Pigeon
18:58
nice bat
Pigeon
19:15
cheshire
Jane Kysow
20:23
Northumberland
Erik
21:18
Hello from Glasgow-ish.
kathy
21:41
Edinburgh
Samantha Pickering
22:04
Hello from North Devon
Gillian Rae
25:32
Hi from Edinburgh
AndyL
40:29
Fiona, If we want to reduce the impact on bats, what colour should we advise people to use when illuminating their drives/gardens? Thanks
Fiona Mathews
42:26
Hi Andy, I suggest using as little light as possible (ie low lumens), focus it just on the drive rather than shining it up into the sky, and switch it off when it isn't needed.
AndyL
43:59
Thanks, I am dealing with a man who wants to use a lot of lights and refuses to reduce them in numbers. Although not committing a criminal offence I would like to direct him to changing the colours if that would reduce the impact. They are mainly yellow at the moment, thanks
Fiona Mathews
48:41
Re. colours, generally warmer colours are considered better for wildlife. As I mentioned, it's a bit complicated in terms of how much different species benefit (dark being consistently best!) but blue and Ultra-violet not good for mammals and invertebrates. Try to avoid halogen.
AndyL
50:22
Thanks, will make sure he doesn't use halogen and steers away from blue
Samantha Pickering
01:04:33
I’m so sorry I have to rush out. I really hope this is recorded so I can catch up later. thank y everyone
Sophie
01:26:09
I heard Redwings the other night
Jane Kysow
01:27:12
Fantastic!
Erik
01:40:44
So, all of the speakers this evening have spoken primarily about static lighting, but I wonder what research, if any, is being done on the possible effects of transient lighting events? (e.g. passing-by of a vehicle headlights.)
Fiona Mathews
01:47:14
Very good point about transient lighting. It is actually quite difficult to study because headlights are linked with other factors such as noise, pollution etc. However, we have far more unlit than lit roads, and on many of these, there is considerable light from headlights. It would recommend always using permanent barriers (such as earth bunds) rather than fencing as a light barrier as the latter tends to be removed/falls down over time.
Sophie
01:48:20
I have unfortunately got to shoot off but thank you everyone it was very interesting
Jason Fitzsimmons
01:52:40
Really interesting talks. Thank you to all presenters.
Pigeon
01:54:52
Very fascinating thank you all presenters
Katy Perry
01:55:46
thanks all, very interesting and good to know there are a few options to take away to recommend for future developments (warmer lights and part-lighting)
Erik
01:56:56
Thanks for your responses folks!
Boyes, Douglas H.
01:58:04
Here's a review looking at the ecological impacts of headlights: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1365-2664.13157
Erik
01:58:53
Cheers Douglas (p.s. like the shirt!)
Sarah.E.Miller
01:58:55
Thank you Katy and to all the speakers lots to think about.
A Kelly
01:58:59
Excellent speakers. Thank you. Perhaps a petition to get street lights turned off in villages earlier?
Erik
01:59:20
Cheers all!
Clare Boyes
01:59:22
thanks - really enjoyed it
Jenny Reid
01:59:34
thank you all. Really interesting :)
Jan Gannaway
01:59:43
Thank you - very interesting