Coloured light pollution in the urban environment


  • Justyna Kowalska Warsaw University of Technology



The article deals with issues related to colored lighting occurring in urban space. On the example of the Colosseum Amphitheatre 3D model, applications of colorful illumination were shown and the rationale for using color in individual cases was discussed. The aim of the article is to draw attention to proper planning and modernization of lighting to limit the negative interference of light in the ecosystem.

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Author Biography

Justyna Kowalska, Warsaw University of Technology

Ph.D. student Electrical Engineering




How to Cite

J. Kowalska, “Coloured light pollution in the urban environment”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 93–95, Dec. 2019.