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'Lights Out!'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)

Overview: Our planet is lit up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're addicted to light of all kinds, and like anything else that's addictive, is too much a bad thing? Lights Out! joins leading scientists in the lab and in the field to discover how much harm light at night may be causing people and to learn about the ground-breaking steps being taken to protect us.

DVD Verdict: In 'Lights Out!' I found an engrossing, life changing - or at least, attitude changing - way to see the world around me; and I truly hope you do too. As stated in the Overview above, we, as a planet, light up most everything around us 24 hours of every single day. It seems light, as if we didn't know (especially given that it's 8.30pm (est) here as I write this review, and I'm using artificial lights to type by) is our main source go-to on a regular basis.

So, here in 'Lights Out!' a team of scientists - both in the lab and out in the field - come together to discover just how much this artificial light at night can be causing the average human being - if at all, of course. The filmmakers follow night shift workers, truck drivers on a continental run, and a scientist who fights cancer by day and plays trumpet by night, discovering that danger hot spots are everywhere from the illumination in the hospital ICU to the tiny screens of our mobile devices.

So, what can we do about this environmental hazard that is so necessary in our everyday life? 'Lights Out!' gives you all the answers and some, trust me. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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