When was the last time you camped in the forest and gazed up through the sentinels, the trees, at the starry sky above?
Here is a photo I took last week while on an assignment for a Land Buyer concerned with light pollution. " Hundreds of millions of lights are poorly designed. They send light up, down, and all around instead of where the light should be directed (toward the ground)." Termed 'light pollution', all those lights wash out the night sky ruining the beauty of the cosmos for all.
Fortunately, many in the Greater Asheville, NC area consider our night skies to be a natural resource and have chosen to utilize energy-efficient fluorescent and /or solar powered outdoor lighting. What distinguishes well-designed outdoor lighting from poorly-designed lighting? Here is a PDF file that details the answers. http://aslc-nm.org/LCLightingCode.pdf
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