Due to growing pains (a good thing), we have
moved the Lighting Issues contents to www.nightwise.org.
Please click the link to Nightwise for
the most current information. Thank
Suppliers of Sky-Friendly Lights
Do it right.
A thorough list of good lighting fixtures and manufacturers are suggested
by the International
Dark-Sky Association. Good alternatives are readily available in all
categories, styles, and price ranges.
Shield your floodlights and spotlights with a simple clip-on visor.
Starry Night Lights is a night-friendly outdoor lights store.
Outdoor Lighting Associates specializes in retrofits.
Soft Lighting Systems claims its sports facility lights permit no direct light
above the horizon.
What Else Can I Do (that saves me money)?
||Right now you can save money and improve the night sky--without it costing you a
thing. For example, if your outdoor lighting fixture has
unscrew one or more bulbs (as shown) to lessen the output. You
probably won't miss the extra light.
Many neighborhood lights often do more to inhibit visibility (via
glare) than they contribute to real safety. The glare of direct light
creates strong shadows rather than illuminating the
- Install a motion detector on exterior security lights. You save
money while having a more effective deterrent.
- Replace wide floodlights with narrower spotlights of equal or less
- Aim all floodlights downward so they are at least 45 degrees below the
- When replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs, use a
lower wattage, for the light output (in lumens) of the energy-efficient bulbs
is likely greater than of the old bulb it is replacing. Otherwise you
are only swapping one high- wattage light bulb with an equally high-wattage
- Other resources are on the Lighting Issues