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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 June, 2007, 12:00am

'Brighter is not necessarily better. If the problem continues, there will be no more starry sky in Hong Kong'


- Friends of the Earth environmental affairs manager Hahn Chu Hon-keung


'The light show which the city is so proud of is a waste of energy'


- Lin Hsien-te, professor of architecture at Taiwan National Cheng Kung University


'It is similar to noise pollution. If there is legislation to regulate noise levels, there should also be legislation for the intensity of lights allowed at night. It is also a source of nuisance to the public'


- Choy So-yuk, a lawmaker and a member of the Council for Sustainable Development


'An average-size advertisement light-box with a dozen light bulbs used up about 60 kW of electricity a night, compared to an average family, which consumed about 200 kW a month in winter'


- Green Sense chairman Roy Tam Hoi-pong


Discussion


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