Links to Helpful Info Regarding Light Pollution
Other useful information:
A key source for information on outdoor night lighting is the
International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).
All people concerned with improving the quality of outdoor night lighting
should become members of the IDA, a non-profit group.
are good ways for
getting more information on light pollution.
Good links to other practical and educational information on outdoor night lighting
[note that we try to link only to sites that will accomodate simple,
text-only LYNX and/or non-frames-intensive MOSAIC browsers, as a
courtesy to our readers!]. Note that these links frequently change or
disappear altogether, unfortunately, so it is important to have
light-pollution websites that are relatively stable (after only 5-8 years,
the vast majority of links here were found to be no longer active in early
2007, though some revising has been done in 2007).
- Information on light pollution from other groups:
- Information on state-government studies and legislation (city/town ordinance
and by-law data given above):
- Information on outdoor lighting and effects on animals:
- Information on outdoor lighting from professional groups of lighting engineers:
- IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society Of
(International Commission on Illumination) [Austrian Website].
- Cities/towns/states/businesses/developers: for advice and helpful
information on good outdoor lighting by some experienced, professional
lighting designers/engineers, contact
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Inc.
J. & M. Associates (phone 207-967-5223).
Paul Lutkevich of "Parsons, Brinckerhoff" and James M. Stockman of
"J. & M. Associates" have been
instrumental in getting good cutoff lighting installed around the nation in
many different types of outdoor applications.
- Information on good, full-cutoff outdoor lighting produced by commercial companies:
- The fabulous new Glarebuster light,
for residential and small-business use.
- Good source for human- and
sky-friendly outdoor lighting for residential and business.
- Dimmers for outdoor lighting
to prevent overly high levels of illumination.
- Full-cutoff outdoor lighting for sports fields, II. A company known
as Widelite of San Marco, TX, produces triangular-type fixtures
that cast light down onto fields and not away from the field
(triangular so as to spread light toward
the center of a ball field from the perimeter). One group
who installs Widelites for ballfields is
Gould Associates, 17 Greenleaf Rd., Natick, MA 01760 (telephone
- General sources in the lighting industry:
Light Pollution Advisory Group (NELPAG)