Poughkeepsie Waterfront at Night

Another Walkway Over the Hudson Moonwalk provided a good view of the Poughkeepsie waterfront:

City of Poughkeepsie Waterfront - night view

City of Poughkeepsie Waterfront – night view

The railroad station’s parking garage produces the big mass of sodium light in the middle and (I think) the bleached church on the far left has mercury vapor floodlights.

The smaller spots of cold-white LED lighting scattered here-and-there will gradually expand and, in five years or so, take over the entire vista …

  1. #1 by madbodger on 2016-09-18 - 11:09

    The bright green in the front really pops. I’m guessing it’s grass lit by mercury vapor.

    • #2 by Ed on 2016-09-18 - 11:57

      The City of Poughkeepsie recently poured money along the waterfront, so they probably re-lamped the fixtures with LEDs over new grass / sod.

      I read kvetching about how LEDs have the wrong spectrum for human night vision; something about not being rhodopsin-friendly. The overall clarity seems so good, though, particularly compared with HP sodium, that I like ’em a lot!