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Arizona E-Billboard Expansion Defeated

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We are pleased to announce the defeat of Arizona House Bill 2507, which would have expanded the allowable range of electronic billboards in the state. Sponsored by State Rep. Sonny Borrelli of Lake Havasu City… Read More

New National Monuments Protect Southern California Dark Skies

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Last fall, we asked you to contact President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to voice support for the designation of three new National Monuments in the southern California desert: Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountain. We are… Read More

How to Enact a Lighting Ordinance

A picture of the word "ordinance" in the dictionary.

By  Guest Writer Bob Gent Many of us are aware of the serious problems from light pollution. Blinding glare is a safety problem, light in your bedroom window disrupts sleep, bright lights disorient wildlife, there… Read More

City’s LED Retrofit Shows Need For Careful Lighting Choices

A neighborhood on a lake with tall trees reflected in the water.

By Guest Author Jim Benya The initial LED streetlight installation went awry, but this story has a happy ending Davis, California, is a small city adjacent to a large university. The city has a well-educated… Read More

Citizens Push Back on LED Lighting

Downtown main street of Liberal, Kansas sports new streetlights with old-time character, but which pour light out in all directions and up into the sky. With no shielding the exposed globes cause much glare that makes seeing difficult.

By Chris Kyba, IDA board member and light pollution researcher If you don’t like what you see, why don’t you fight it? If you know there’s something wrong why don’t you right it? –Trooper Citizens… Read More

Take Action to Prevent ‘Projecting Change’ in NYC

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A planned outdoor light projection event this Saturday, August 1, will bathe New York City’s iconic Empire State Building in 800,000 lumens of light showing images of endangered species from around the world. The creators of the… Read More

IDA Pens Op-Ed on Phoenix’s New Lights

This screen shot from the NASA Blue Marble map shows the incredible amount of light coming stemming from Phoenix, Arizona

On Saturday, 13 June 2015, the Arizona Republic published the following guest editorial by IDA Executive Director Scott Feierabend on the subject of the pending conversion of street lights in Phoenix, Arizona, to white LEDs.  … Read More