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  1. Three zones

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A guide on how to create these looks at home- no professionals required Workaholic's Zen Zone Keep the space tidy and the layout clean. Use warm lighting and cushions on the sofas, bed and armchairs. Maximise natural light to combat the stark lighting from planes and offices. Make room for leafy plants. Use candles for evening lighting. Incorporate a simple, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631389/three-zones
  2. Light it right

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Several countries have begun to introduce rules to control outdoor lighting including Chile, Australia, Canada, Greece, Italy and the Czech Republic. The town of Bisei in Okayama prefecture was the first in Japan to introduce curbs through a 1989 ordinance. In the US, several states, towns and major cities have introduced anti-light pollution laws. Measures adopted in various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630250/light-it-right
  3. Nathan Road tours to expose lighting abuses

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the city's abuse of, and obsession with, lighting. The tours aim to challenge the common perception that the colourful neon signs and commercial lights are a sign of prosperity and affluence. It is part of the group's campaign against light pollution in Hong Kong. A lights-out event will be held on June 21 and so far, 38 buildings, including iconic ones in Central, have agreed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637409/nathan-road-tours-expose-lighting-abuses
  4. Causeway Bay mall voted city's worst light-pollution landmark

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A shopping mall at a busy corner in Causeway Bay has been named the most polluting city landmark in a campaign seeking to enhance public awareness of light pollution. An online poll, organised by the green group Friends of the Earth, recorded 347 of 639 voters picking Windsor House on Great George Street as a 'ridiculous' light spot. More than 60 spotlights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655227/causeway-bay-mall-voted-citys-worst-light-pollution-landmark
  5. Where it sizzles

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... counter is in the order of HK$50,000. Add this to the cost of the barbecue and the all-in-one unit is not so expensive.' Lighting is another consideration. The outdoor environment will require two types: good task lighting over the cooking and food preparation area, and softer accent lighting for the dining table and to highlight features in the garden. Halogen lights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653201/where-it-sizzles
  6. City needs more enlightened approach to nightly neon blaze

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The brighter the lights in our city and the longer they shine, the hotter and dirtier it will become. Excessive use of lighting for shops, advertising billboards and building decorations is fast becoming the norm, creating a new kind of pollution, known as light pollution. This affects the view of the night sky; it wastes energy; adds more pollution to our atmosphere; and creates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642351/city-needs-more-enlightened-approach-nightly-neon-blaze
  7. Eco-darkness

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour, at first lit up during the nightly 'Symphony of Lights' show (top), faded into dimness (below) at 8.30pm as exterior building lights were switched off for an hour in support of a global lights-out campaign intended to highlight the need to cut electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The 'Dim It' event ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642547/eco-darkness
  8. GUIDING LIGHTS

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to reflect on the momentous decision to coach the Wallabies. But even if he had, it rests lightly on his conscience and he sleeps well at night. 'It was a straightforward decision. I was ready ... and coach overseas has undoubtedly been one of the most difficult of my professional coaching career. 'To go offshore is a big decision and one not taken lightly ... I am ready to coach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658516/guiding-lights
  9. Butt gets green light to face Pakistan in Asia Cup showdown

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and Skhawat Ali. The other three players in contention are Roy Lamsam, Ashish Gadhia and Jamie Atkinson. After four training sessions, two under lights, Habib said Hong Kong were prepared to perform ... time), the heat and humidity will be high. And playing for the first time under lights - at the 2004 Asia Cup in Colombo, both of Hong Kong's matches were day games - the challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642751/butt-gets-green-light-face-pakistan-asia-cup-showdown
  10. Greens cite cancer risk in call to dim lights

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So and Tiffany Lam More than 1,300 street lights on residential buildings are a cancer risk for residents, a green group has warned. Friends of the Earth said it wants the government to speed up efforts to reduce their glare and, while conceding that about 600 of a total of 1,900 lights attached to buildings had been refitted with flat-glass enclosures to reduce glare, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663011/greens-cite-cancer-risk-call-dim-lights

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