This resource explains common misunderstandings of the LUNA Technical Requirements that impact application review and timing and provides information about specific items to pay particular attention to on the application form.
- Detailed information on how to ensure a complete LUNA application.
This companion to the LUNA V1.0 Technical Requirements provides a high-level summary of the key LUNA requirements that differ from the SSL V5.1 requirements.
- Summary of information needed to create a complete LUNA application.
- Eligible and non-eligible product types under LUNA.
- Required supporting documentation for LUNA applications.
Outdoor lighting ordinances, bylaws, and other community policies can help mitigate light pollution and negative impacts on wildlife, address light and energy equity issues, and provide guidance to help select products that meet the community’s needs. Written policies that specify what type of light is acceptable during nighttime hours clarifies expectations for product selection and verification. This resource was created by the DLC to provide sample language that can be used by communities as a starting point in creating their own light pollution bylaws or ordinances, and modified to meet the specific needs of the community or municipality.
In this Resource
- Provides generic language that can be included in written policies that specify what type of light is acceptable during nighttime hours clarifies expectations for product selection and verification.
Journal Article: Specifying non-white light sources in outdoor applications to reduce light pollution
This journal article, originally published in Leukos on January 5, 2023, proposes a specification structure for amber light sources to increase the precision of language used in the industry, and encourages lighting standards development organizations to consider standardizing such a system. It also demonstrates that non-white light sources with well-defined chromaticity ranges outside of the ANSI C78.377-2017 quadrangles may be useful for reducing wasted light that causes sky glow, a phenomenon that is associated with approximately $7 billion in wasted energy and nearly 66 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
- A call for the lighting industry to consider developing industry consensus definitions and standards for “amber" light sources.
- Methodology for expanding ANSI standard CCT chromaticity bins to include three new bins: 1800K, 2000K, and PC Amber.
- Discussion of why CCT alone is not an adequate representation of the spectral composition of light, and the wide range of potential impacts to sky glow.
- Learn more about what an outdoor lighting ordinance is
- Check the map to see if you have an outdoor lighting ordinance in your area
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.
- 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.