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RobbW
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Reged: 02/09/10

Loc: Elgin, IL
Need photos of dark sky friendly lighting installs
      #5866079 - 05/16/13 10:56 PM

I would like to request some help from you all if I may. I am trying to find photographic examples of Dark Sky-Friendly (DSF) lighting installations. I am trying to organize a responsible lighting campaign in my community in the run-up to the first annual International Starry Night on August 10.

I need links to photos showing the results of installing DSF lighting. Preferably, I would like before and after photos. Photos of any installation location would be great, be it municipal lighting, gas stations, sports fields and complexes, or residential neighborhoods.

I would be especially grateful for links to any photos depicting DSF landscape lighting or DSF vanity home lighting. I want to be able to show that homeowners can have extravagant outdoor lighting that showcases the beauty of their homes using only DSF lighting.

I have been combing the interwebs for such images, but not having much luck. I have found more than enough photos of the DSF fixtures themselves, but I need photographic evidence of the results of installing DSF lighting.

Thank you for any and all help!


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Thomas Karpf
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 02/09/09

Loc: Newington, CT
Re: Need photos of dark sky friendly lighting installs new [Re: RobbW]
      #5876085 - 05/21/13 02:37 PM

Try googling
full cutoff light fixtures
and then click on IMAGES.


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Illinois
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/18/06

Loc: near Dixon, Illinois USA
Re: Need photos of dark sky friendly lighting installs new [Re: Thomas Karpf]
      #5877488 - 05/22/13 08:00 AM

Contact International Dark Sky Association and I am sure that they give or let you copy some pictures. Light Pollution books, etc. Google on England Light Pollution and I remember some nice pictures of compare between bad and good lights but I hope its still there.

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surf2snow1
journeyman


Reged: 05/15/13

Loc: Litchfield Park, AZ
Re: Need photos of dark sky friendly lighting installs new [Re: Illinois]
      #5877954 - 05/22/13 12:46 PM

Quote:

Contact International Dark Sky Association and I am sure that they give or let you copy some pictures. Light Pollution books, etc. Google on England Light Pollution and I remember some nice pictures of compare between bad and good lights but I hope its still there.




What Illinois speaks of:
http://www.darksky.org/education/quick-reference-materials

I think the last PDF is the one you are looking for.


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REC
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: NC
Re: Need photos of dark sky friendly lighting installs new [Re: surf2snow1]
      #5881745 - 05/24/13 08:23 AM

This is great, thanks! Time to talk to lighting enjineer here in my town. He is trying to help with the street lights on my street. I told him that some are shining directly into my bedrooms and lighting up the whole side of my house. I cannot observe from my front yard because of these lights and destroys my view of the western sky. Like this week when I'm trying to see the 3 planets line up!

He installed two half shields for a test and they helped some, but need more.

Bob


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FirstSight
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Reged: 12/26/05

Loc: Raleigh, NC
Re: Need photos of dark sky friendly lighting installs new [Re: REC]
      #5893900 - 05/31/13 09:56 AM

Here's a recent CN thread (with pictures) showing the benefit of full-cutoff streetlights. Since the pictures in that thread (in the "General Observing" forum) were taken by me of the immediate vicinity of my own house, you have permission to use them for your "dark sky installs" project. You'll find the "night view" picture in about the fourth or fifth post down especially useful.

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