Welcome to Lighting Detectives!
The Lighting Detectives is a non-profit group dedicated to the study of lighting culture through practical methods, mainly by engaging in fieldwork. Cities throughout the world are filled with light. With rapidly developing economies in the 21st century, our society becomes brighter and brighter, which makes the night safe and provides a highly energy-efficient lighting environment. However, terms such as “light pollution” and “loud lights” are now used to describe the lit environment. Has this increase in light actually provided us with more pleasant nights?
We go to places where light is found and observe, detect, and gather experiences to understand lighting on a deeper level. We leave our books behind and go out into the streets where physical examples of lighting are found. Natural light teaches us many wondrous ideas/techniques, and from street lighting, we learn the reality of the properties of light. With new discoveries, we continue to feel both excitement and anger. This feeling led to the emergence of a curious group called The Lighting Detectives.