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Night Light Pollution
updated: Oct 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Does anyone know what's up with the big blankets of light above Carpinteria. Both from the freeway and from the air you can see what look like whole fields or orchards full of electric lights. I've seen them twice, some weeks apart. I don't know if they're there every night.

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 COMMENT 331180 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-14 10:12 AM

Very common sight in Carp hills. I believe it is the flower growers maximizing the growing or flowering cycle. Perhaps someone who knows more will respond. I know I see them frequently, but haven't made a point to notice whether or not it is nightly.

 

 COMMENT 331188P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-14 10:32 AM

Poinsettia season is coming--do they grow many in the Carp greenhouses? Seems like they'd be darkening rather than adding more light. Mums? Cycs? Orchids?

 

 COMMENT 331203 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-14 11:36 AM

Lots of orchids grown in Carp.

 

 COMMENT 331364 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-14 08:11 PM

There are two plots of land on the slope above Foothill near Santa Monica Rd. that are routinely lit up at night with arrays of light bulbs. Dunno what the crop is but the intention is to maximize growth.

 

 COMMENT 331369 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-14 08:39 PM

Pot?

 

 COMMENT 331370 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-14 08:40 PM

369, er....no, not pot. After 30 plus years of lights (and that's just what I can recall, it's likely longer) I'm sure it's likely to be regular ol' flowers...you know, what Carp grows!

 

 COMMENT 331395 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-15 07:13 AM

OP, take note next time if these blankets of light, as you called them, are in fact lit up greenhouses.

 

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