New Regulation to Ban Outdoor LED Displays from Residential Communities
A new regulation issued by the city’s urban management bureau will be banning outdoor LED display screens from residential communities. The new regulation will covers Luohu, Futian, Nanshan, Yantian districts and areas surrounding the Shenzhen North Railway Station.
The LED screens are not allowed to face windows of residential buildings that are less than 100 meters away. The ban was decided as many residents were complaining of disruptions of their homes, sleepless nights, and even harming their skin from the glaring LED screens from outside their residential windows. The regulations will also impose strict controls on the number and locations of the LED screens placed on buildings, shops, and residential apartments. This will be the first regulation that will control LED screens to help reduce light pollution which is also cited as a potential traffic hazard.
The regulation will designate specific areas and degrees for the installation of the LED screens in parts of the city. The regulation will not allow outdoor LED screens in urban ecological parks, government buildings and historical sites that are protected by the government. The number of LED screens will also be controlled in cultural facilities, industrial sites and areas around medical facilities. Several entertainment and commercial venues will be allowed to use an appropriate number of LED screens in their area.