AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 89 Obtrusive Nighttime Lighting
Special Session, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, 2:00-3:30pm, 610/612

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[89.06] Environmental Outdoor Lighting

D. Nelson (Clanton and Associates)

Lighting for the outdoor environment presents challenges not usually found in interior lighting. Outdoors, the universal standard is the daytime sun, yet nighttime electric lighting falls far short of daylight. This presentation provides guidance in dealing with these shortcomings, allowing electric lighting systems to solve multiple needs while being responsive to the need for quality exterior lighting. Main aspects include visual issues, ordinances, sources, energy conservation, structure, softscape and hardscape, roadways and walkways, retail and parking lots, sports, and outdoor hospitality lighting.

We will review many of the present recommendations for such lighting applications, ones designed to minimize any adverse effects.

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