Rage against the dimming light: Irish rebel over lighthouse LED makeover

Proposals to put in low-energy units in seven coastal beacons within the north and the republic have angered campaigners, who say the captivating ‘loom’ of the beams shall be misplaced

The “loom of the sunshine” is a phenomenon that allows you to see the glow of a lighthouse from over the horizon. Debris of water vapour within the environment scatter the sunshine upwards so it may be glimpsed additional than the road of sight. It’s an optical marvel that has thrilled – and guided – mariners for hundreds of years.

However now some concern an environmental push in opposition to low calories will extinguish a loom that stretches around the Irish Sea, draining good looks from the nocturnal panorama.

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