Old 02-17-2014, 09:59 PM
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Light pollution?

Talking with a buddy today and he was telling me that in certain municipalities it was prohibited to use uplighting because of light pollution.

Anyone ever got confronted with this?

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:13 PM
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Yes, it happens. There are some communities that are dark sky mandated, but they are far and few between.

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Old 02-19-2014, 12:44 AM
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I have a second home just out side of Tucson, AZ and it's pretty much understood that you don't install outdoor lighting in the front yard. The HOA allows for a minimal amount in the back yard but nothing out front. I will say that it is kind of cool when you are out in the desert and it's pitch black at night. You see a heck of a lot more in the night time sky than I see here in CA at night.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:56 PM
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We have some land in South Texas, it's only 36 acres but everything around it is that big or larger. It's only 3 miles out of town but the town is small, population 1200, and very economically depressed so there isn't much light there outside of the main street through town, which is only about 2 miles long. On clear nights, you can see the Milky Way (unless there's a football game, unfortunately the stadium lights point right at our place). It's awesome to see the night sky as it actually is rather than the 4 stars I can see at home.

One day, in the not too distant future I hope, I'm going to sell everything here and buy a 500 - 1,000 acre ranch in the Texas hill country where I can see all the stars every night. And maybe even a firefly every now and again.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:37 PM
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Light Pollution Abatement Techniques and Dark Sky Friendly Lighting Systems have been a mainstay here at INTEGRA Lighting for all of our 15 Years in business. I have become an area champion of DSF lighting and, in years past, was known for being a crusader in the fight to reduce light pollution. I can confidently say that I was the first lighting designer and installer of dark sky friendly lighting systems in Canada (and possibly in all of North America) when we focused squarely on that niche in 1999.

You can learn a lot about light pollution, abatement, and dark skies issues by visiting the International Darksky Association's website located at www.IDA.org Dark Skies are about far more than just the ability to view the stars at night.

Over the past 15 years I have delivered numerous presentations on light pollution, its causes, effects, and abatement techniques. I have consulted on the issues to Municipalities, Organizations, Ratepayers groups, and Associations, and have consulted with a few manufacturers in regards to improving their product offerings in order to make their fixtures more DSF.

If you have any specific questions, just ask.
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