National Defense: Lightouts?

Up spoke a contrary cuss last week to denounce one of the established institutions of modern war: the blackout. Said A. F. Dickerson, who heads the General Electric Co. Lighting Division at Schenectady, N.Y.:

What with the moon and parachute flares (not to mention incendiary bombs and London-sized targets), blackouts are no good, anyhow. So let's substitute light-outs. When bombers come, turn on all lights. Install more lights to turn on. Make earth and sky one luminous hell for enemy pilots. Blind them with clustered searchlights. Fool them with lights around empty fields. Simply...