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Dark Sky Scott
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Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's
      #5638841 - 01/23/13 12:32 PM

Lowe's Home Improvement stores has started rolling out a new display of what they call Good Neighbor Lighting which also happens to be dark-sky friendly lighting.

I am not yet sure how many stores have seen this yet, but there are displays that have been reported in AZ, FL, NC, NJ.

Here is what it looks like.



I counted nine different dark-sky friendly fixtures at my local store - just one is pictured above.

If anyone would be so kind as to give a store report it would be appreciated as I am trying to collate a list of where they are showing up.

Of course, if you do not see the display in your local store it can't hurt to ask for it.

Thanks,

- Scott


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Den Mama
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: Dark Sky Scott]
      #5638969 - 01/23/13 01:47 PM

That is excellent news! It wouldn't hurt for customers in other parts of the country to ask their local store to stock these lights!

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Dark Sky Scott
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5639030 - 01/23/13 02:40 PM

Agreed. I am still trying to find out which areas are getting these. I will post here when I have a better idea of what the distribution is.

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Den Mama
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: Dark Sky Scott]
      #5639033 - 01/23/13 02:41 PM

The next time I'm in my local Lowe's, I'll check to see if this store has it.

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George N
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5640998 - 01/24/13 04:26 PM

Great news.

I was in Lowe’s just a few days ago to buy light bulbs, and I saw no such sign. Hopefully it will be there soon.


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CJK
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: George N]
      #5641951 - 01/25/13 05:10 AM

That's really fantastic. I was in Lowe's yesterday but wasn't in that section. I'll definitely take a look next time I go back. I might even buy a pair for my next door neighbor...

-- Chris


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Dark Sky Scott
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: CJK]
      #5642903 - 01/25/13 04:14 PM

Lowe's tells me that at least some dark-sky friendly lighting is in every store, but not all stores have this display. Also, the fixtures are all for sale on their website. Just search for 'dark sky'.

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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: Dark Sky Scott]
      #5643565 - 01/25/13 11:24 PM

Another good reason to shop Lowe's!!!!!

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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: Dark Sky Scott]
      #5644384 - 01/26/13 01:12 PM

Great post...I'll have to check my store here in NC. Maybe I can talk the city to install them in my neighborhood!

Bob


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BlueGrass
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: REC]
      #5653620 - 01/31/13 05:18 AM

It's about time that Lowe's stocked better light-reducing fixtures. Good move!

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CJK
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #5653728 - 01/31/13 07:30 AM

Quote:

It's about time that Lowe's stocked better light-reducing fixtures. Good move!




AFAIK, they've been stocking some such fixtures for a few years now. I know I bought a couple that were specifically labelled "dark sky friendly" three years ago. At that time, they only had two kinds, I believe, so the larger selection and prominent display (along with the IDA logo!) is something I've not seen before.

-- Chris


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drbyyz
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: CJK]
      #5654133 - 01/31/13 11:26 AM

Sounds like great party favors for a neighborhood bbq!!

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BlueGrass
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: CJK]
      #5655229 - 01/31/13 10:38 PM

Don't know about that ... my local Lowe's hasn't had such fixtures, mostly unshielded LCDs. Pretty sure we got our dark sky fixtures at Home Depot ...

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dark_now
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: BlueGrass]
      #5658882 - 02/02/13 08:34 PM

I've seen pictures of their display on other web sites. It's a nice start, but there's still too few choices for dark-sky friendly lighting at the box stores. Some motion activated and downblaster style would be good to add. They still don't sell shields for their (in)security lights. My neighbor two doors down installed one of those yard-blaster clones last year(dirty-words, dirty-words!!). I've looked for a shield for those and you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find one. Grrrrrr.


-- Kevin


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magic612
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Re: Dark Sky Lighting at Lowe's new [Re: dark_now]
      #5665449 - 02/06/13 02:54 PM

Kevin, do a search for "Hubble Sky Cap." I think that may be what you're looking to find.

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