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Outdoor Lighting Ordinances

Learn more about outdoor lighting ordinances and find the states, provinces, and cities/towns/counties throughout Canada and the U.S. with an outdoor lighting ordinance.

Seven Strategies to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Outdoor Light at Night

Seven Strategies to Minimize Negative Impacts of Outdoor Light at Night

This resource provides high-level application strategies that go beyond the LUNA product requirements for energy efficiency program staff, contractors, distributors, and lighting practitioners who are interested in using outdoor lighting that is both energy efficient and reduces light pollution.

Key Takeaways
  • Overview of the types of light pollution that affect outdoor environments.
  • High-level information for energy efficiency program staff, contractors, distributors, and lighting practitioners on outdoor lighting application strategies beyond the DLC LUNA product requirements.

LUNA Additional Reading

Learn more about the effects of light on nighttime environments.

Key Takeaways
  • Outdoor lighting design
  • Effects of light pollution on wildlife
  • Inequities of outdoor lighting
Responsible Lighting at Night: Bridging the Inequality Gap

Webinar: Responsible Lighting at Night – Bridging the Inequality Gap

This webinar examines the societal and professional misconceptions, and safety and health implications of poor quality of light at night on marginalized communities. Panelists discuss how investments in well designed, responsible light can meet communities' needs.

Key Takeaways
  • How lighting choices affect the mental health, well-being, and safety of occupants.
  • The systemic choices that have led to underrepresented communities' lack of good lighting.
  • Ways that light has been used in systems of racism and oppression.
Responsible Lighting at Night: The Impact of Light on Wildlife & Ecosystems

Webinar: Responsible Lighting at Night – the Impacts of Light on Wildlife & Ecosystems

This webinar introduces the topic of environmental impacts of light at night on wildlife and ecosystems.

Key Takeaways
  • How the National Park Services works to protect the environment and wildlife from the negative impacts of light at night.
  • Large scale initiatives working to keep migrating birds safe from building collisions.
  • The state of scientific knowledge and standards for enabling design solutions that minimize harm to wildlife and the environment.

Non-white/Amber Light FAQ

This FAQ document answers questions such as: what are the benefits of non-white light, why are non-white light sources not currently included in the LUNA Technical Requirements, and what are the necessary steps for the DLC to consider including these sources?

Key Takeaways
  • What are the benefits of using non-white light?
  • Why aren't NWL sources currently included in the LUNA Technical Requirements?
  • What are the necessary steps for the DLC to consider addressing NWL in LUNA?

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