We can’t protect our night sky without you! And we have some great simple ideas for you to involved right now. You can help us fight light pollution and protect the night sky. Our members and supporters are on the ground making a difference every day by spreading the word about light pollution to their […]
Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted.
Light Pollution Wastes Energy and Money In an average year in the U.S. alone, outdoor lighting uses about 120 terawatt-hours of energy, mostly to illuminate streets and parking lots. That’s enough energy to meet New York City’s total electricity needs for two years! IDA estimates that least 30 percent of all outdoor lighting in the […]
The Light Fixture Accreditation (LFA) provides objective, third-party certification for luminaires that minimize glare, reduce light trespass, and don’t pollute the night sky.The International Dark-Sky Association Victoria is and the authoritative voice on light pollution in Australia. IDAVic educates lighting designers, manufacturers, technical committees and the public about controlling light pollution. We recognize that the best way to accomplish our goal of protecting and restoring our natural night environment is through the promotion of quality outdoor lighting. To achieve this, we developed the Light fixture Accreditation program to provide objective, third-party certification for lighting that minimizes glare, reduces light trespass and doesn’t pollute the night sky.