Addressing light pollution is easy!

All it takes is fully shielded, warm-white lights.

Image courtesy NPS

Image courtesy NPS

Outdoor Lighting Basics

Modern society requires outdoor lighting for a variety of needs, including safety and commerce. IDA recognizes this but advocates that any required lighting be used wisely. To minimize the harmful effects of light pollution, lighting should

- Only be on when needed

- Only light the area that needs it.

- Be no brighter than necessary

- Minimize blue light emissions

- Be fully shielded (pointing downward)