Lighting Solutions

The IDA’s vision statement includes the following list of ways to solve light pollution:

  1. Reduce total light in the nocturnal environment (total lumens in use) through:
    1. Densities (i.e. lumens per square foot or square meter)
    2. Warranting [is any light needed here at all?]
    3. Controls (on/off capabilities, time of night sensors)
    4. Energy Codes
  2. Shielding and Directionality
  3. Consideration of Spectral Distribution

One solution is as simple as replacing light-polluting fixtures with cutoff or shielded fixtures, as you can see in the following pages (click on the links to get to the page you’re interested in):

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