LG OLED TV lets you experience a pure black night sky in the age of light pollution.
Due to an ever growing urbanization around the globe, more and more people are not able to see the river of stars known as the Milky Way in its full beauty. The Journal of Science Advances has recently published a light pollution map, which has significantly increased global interest in this topic. Major media outlets around the world have discussed the effects of light pollution. Most people today are unable to experience the unadulterated beauty of the dazzling stars on a dark night sky or the majestic appearance of an aurora borealis.
As our cities continue to grow, more and more organizations and activists deal with the negative effects of light pollution. Through quality outdoor lighting, the non-profit organization International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) focuses on preserving and protecting the night time environment and our heritage of dark skies. Earth Hour is another notable effort. This annual event encourages individuals as well as communities, households, and businesses to turn off all non-essential lights and electronics for one hour. The “Lights Out Stars On” campaign in 2006 gained a lot of attention. Organized by Icelandic writer and environmental activist Andri Snær Magnason, residents of Reykjavik were asked to turn off all lights in the capital area for half an hour on September 28. As a result, everyone in and around Reykjavik was able to see the breathtaking beauty of the aurora borealis and the starry sky.
Inspired by all the efforts of activists and organisations around the globe, electronics company LG has implemented its cutting-edge OLED display technology to recreate the beauty of Iceland. Due to the elimination of backlight panels, LG’s advanced OLED technology offers the purest black and the most accurate color reproduction possible, which gives viewers the feeling of seeing the actual night sky, completely free of light pollution.
Held on July 20, 2016, The “Lights Out Stars On Concert” has presented 3 high-profile Icelandic musicians Ásgeir, GusGus, and Ólafur Arnalds. The musicians performed one by one in front of a huge display consisting of 40 OLED screens. Accompanied by the ambient music, spectators could experience immersive northern lights footage.
Any footage of the aurora borealis was captured in Iceland. With fascinating images in ultra-clear quality of Iceland’s landscapes and northern lights, the OLED TV Gallery at the Harpa Hall has gained much reputation since its opening in July. The exhibit is running until November 20, 2016. LG’s G6 OLED TVs are used to showcase amazing 4K photography taken by leading Icelandic photographers.
Individual OLED pixels are able to emit light on their own, which results in perfect shades of black as well as a strikingly crisp, smooth and clean pictures. “Even the most advanced LCD TVs are limited by their reliance on backlight panels, leading to the light bleeding and inconsistent color rendering that makes them incapable of accurately depicting the northern lights.”
Share your own night sky story and win a cutting-edge LG OLED TV!
LG is currently holding a Facebook contest until November 17. You are invited to share your experience witnessing the beauty of the pure black night sky. To participate in the contest, please visit the LG TV Facebook page. The writer of the most interesting story will receive an LG OLED TV (55E6).