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Scenic lamps will shine not so bright to prevent light pollution

SCENIC lights will be on during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays although the brightness will vary in line with functions of different areas, officials from the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said yesterday.

The city is divided into four types of areas: commercial, leisure, residential and natural protection zones. The government regulates the appropriate brightness of lighting for these areas to prevent light pollution and protect the environment.

From Saturday to October 6, scenic lights will be on from 6:30pm to 11pm in downtown areas.

This includes outdoor advertisement boards, shop window lighting on major commercial streets, guardrail lighting on elevated roads and lights on the Nanpu and Lupu bridges.

"Nanjing Road, a major attraction for travelers, will be very bright, while Huaihai Road, a more Shanghai-style street, will feature more subtle lighting," said Jiang Weifeng, deputy director of the bureau's landscape management department.

Hengshan Road, which is famous for its trees and bars, will not have as many bright lights as other streets, he said.


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