Light Advocacy

August 25, 2021

Lighting with all its positive benefits can be installed just plain wrong. It should have a clear purpose, directed where it is needed, no brighter than necessary, used only when it is useful, and we should use warmer colors where possible. You’ve heard about dark skies and light pollution, but did you know about the danger of excessive glare? Lighting consumes energy and costs money and is regulated by the energy code. Nobody wants too much light shining in their bedroom at night.

Deborah Moran will discuss how lighting affects buildings with plenty of examples of lighting done right and done wrong. 

Steve Stelzer will give a quick overview of how exterior lighting is regulated in the energy codes.