Light up before lost
An LED installation art is put up to mimic intermittent glow of fireflies. The circuit is connected to a sound level meter. Whenever the ambient noise gets louder than the preset level, the LEDs turn off one by one to denote falling population of fireflies. A warning message “Noise Kills Fireflies” shows to alert community residents and call for collaborative efforts to keep alive this beauty of Amphawa Floating Market.
After installing LEDs lights that blended well with natural surrounding, those traveling on boat start to change their behaviour when they approach firefly reservation area. This reduces noise pollution from a volume of 85 to 60 decibel, leading to the return of fireflies to the area as before. As a result, recessing Ampawa floating market became popular and well known among tourists once again.