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Re: Interior Lighting

Originally Posted by bradway5 View Post
ever seen any of the blue lights for night? I'm in the CG, and the red lights get old after a few months, i would like to get a different color, and blue seems to be a pretty popular option. And i'm having a hard time finding chrome berth lights and cabin lights...
Red has been used for years to preserve night vision for a reason. More recently there is discussion in some circles that other colors do just as well to preserve night vision. I speculate that it is the proliferation of Night Vision equipment and images in the media. After reading various sources, my conclusion is that Red is the best for maintaining night vision, but it may not be so good for reading charts at night. Keeping the red light as dim as practical will also help NV.

Here is a pretty good discussion of the subject.


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