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

Proposals to install low-energy devices in seven coastal beacons have angered campaigners, who say the enchanting ‘loom’ of the beams will be lost,

writes Rory Carroll

The “loom of the light” is a phenomenon that lets you see the glow of a lighthouse from over the horizon. Particles of water vapour in the atmosphere scatter the light upwards so it can be glimpsed further than the line of sight. It is an optical...

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