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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

Planning Our Nights

A nighttime satellite image of Florida showing excessive lighting that creates skyglow.

Florida Planning magazine (published by the American Planning Association Florida Chapter) features a great article about protecting the night from a conservation planning perspective. The piece was written by IDA Board Member and Florida chapter… 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

New IDA LED Lighting Practical Guide

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The light-emitting diode (LED) is transforming the way we light our cities and towns offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to radically improve how we use energy and our outdoor spaces at night. With this opportunity comes… Read More

IDA Issues New Standards on Blue Light at Night

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New rules strengthen IDA’s Fixture Seal of Approval program. TUCSON, AZ 01 December 2014 — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is pleased to announce new requirements for its Fixture Seal of 
Approval (FSA) program of… Read More