Green Terms Defined: Dark Sky (Light Pollution)

IMG_9143 Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or glaring artificial light. There are many consequences from light pollution including:

  • wasted energy
  • habitat and migration disruption
  • human health impacts
  • not being able to see stars in the sky


Light pollution can be avoided with proper design. It should be carefully planned on the outside of buildings as well as inside. Safety around buildings can be improved, environmental issues can be mitigated, and the architecture can be enhanced.


Here are the full cut off lights used on this project that had very particular lighting needs. The solution provided very appropriately placed lights for a senior community while not casting a glow within an existing neighborhood.

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