The city of Los Angeles is converting its streetlights from orange-gold sodium vapor technology to cold, white light-emitting diodes. It’s a transition that will change the color of the city at night, in a place with a long history of experimentation with artificial lighting technology. That means not only that the city will appear different, but it will no longer correspond to memories of its coloration, or to its depictions in famous films.
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Research Article| September 01 2015
What Color is My City?: Night lights are changing L.A.’s complexion
Boom (2015) 5 (3): 4–11.
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Adam Rogers; What Color is My City?: Night lights are changing L.A.’s complexion. Boom 1 September 2015; 5 (3): 4–11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.4
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