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Consortium releases draft requirements for lighting usage at night

The DesignLights Consortium’s draft policy is intended to mitigate the negative impacts of lighting at night, while providing appropriate visibility for people.

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The technical requirements will help guide municipal lighting programmes
The technical requirements will help guide municipal lighting programmes

The first draft of product specifications proposed to identify and promote outdoor LED lighting that is both energy-efficient and shields the night sky from light pollution has been released.

 

Announced during International Dark Sky Week and informed by a Light Usage for Night Applications (Luna) Advisory Group, the draft Luna Technical Requirements are intended to mitigate the negative impacts of lighting at night, while providing appropriate visibility for people and limiting negative environmental impacts.

 

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) is requesting and will accept comments on its draft policy through May 21.

 

Minimise light pollution

 

The draft Luna Technical Requirements is intended to allow users of the DLC’s Solid-State Lighting Qualified Products List (QPL) to easily identify qualified products that are also designed to minimise light pollution. Scores of energy-efficiency programmes across North America use the QPL as the basis for commercial and industrial lighting product incentives, as well as municipal lighting programmes, according to the consortium.

“The DLC is excited to take this first step to distinguish lighting products that lessen the negative impacts of artificial light at night”

“Protecting the night sky can be achieved and is consistent with our mission of increased energy optimisation, with a focus on quality, people and the environment. The DLC is excited to take this first step to distinguish lighting products that lessen the negative impacts of artificial light at night,” said Christina Halfpenny, executive director and CEO, DLC.

 

“We thank the members of our Luna Advisory Group for lending their expertise to these draft technical requirements and look forward to continued work with them and other stakeholders as we implement this new policy.”

 

The LUNA programme and these draft requirements will establish performance specifications and best practices meant to:

  • get thresholds for light distribution, spectral characteristics and dimming control that decrease light scattered into the atmosphere to reduce sky glow and light trespass and enable more controlled illumination and darker skies to benefit wildlife and stargazers alike
  • ensure efficient use of lighting energy through additional dimming and control requirements to help efficiency programmes meet savings goals and end users reduce operational costs
  • enable lighting specifiers to select the right product for each application, ensuring appropriate visibility for people.

The DLC will discuss specifics of the proposed technical requirements during a webinar on 28 April at 1pm. Stakeholders wishing to comment should use the comment form and email to comments@designlights.org by 21 May. The DLC plans to release the second draft of the Luna Technical Requirements in July.

 

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