[Svetlo]Neighbor Friendly Lighting Award
Thu, 17 May 2001 19:45:51 +0200 (CEST)
Tady v Brne je jedna pumpa Shell, ktera by si takovy certifikat
zaslouzila. Ale ja jsem tam jen jednou tankoval, na internetu jsem ji
nenasel, zkusim najit telefon, abych je aspon pochvalil.
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Date: 12 Mar 2001 14:59:31 -0000
Subject: Digest Number 264
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Topics in this digest:
1. A new endeavor
2. Re: A new endeavor
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 02:57:19 EST
Subject: A new endeavor
This is something that I have been wishing to do for a long time. To raise
awareness, boost PR and expand public outreach for the astronomical society
that I belong to, and also to help others teach by example, I designed and
plan to distribute the following award to businesses in communities around my
area. The award program and a sample of its certificate is shown here:
The ASGH Neighbor Friendly Lighting Award will be given to businesses that
exhibit excellent outdoor lighting practices. The main criteria to meet are:
1. Minimal direct light spilled beyond the property lines.
2. No visible glare spread into traffic lanes.
3. FCO luminaires are preferred but properly shielded floodlights may qualify.
4. Minimal lighting after business hours. Lighting extinguished is preferred.
5. No overlighting. Adhere to IESNA RP-33-99 and RP-20-98 minimum levels.
6. No unshielded wall packs allowed. Soffit lighting and FCO wall packs
7. Sensor governed security and convenience lighting is a plus.
A letter of thanks and an explanation why the award was given will accompany
the award with a request to frame and mount the certificate in a prominent
area. This will let visitors and employees see that a business earned this
award for a good reason and maybe they will take a look at the lights around
the property. This may also get chatter going at Chamber of Commerce
meetings after a while, thus generating an *envy factor* with other business
owners. This might also help to get support of business owners when
attempting to get lighting regulations adopted, thus turning them opposing
factors into sympathetic allies.
A note will also be sent to the editorial department of the nearest local
newspaper and to the local planning and zoning department explaining who
earned the award and why. This will not only provide positive free
advertising for the businesses, but it should open the eyes of the zoning
officials and could also open a door with the media to get more upbeat LP
related articles into the press.
This program will begin by focusing on communities that I have been working
on with awareness raising campaigns and presentations. Any town or city that
adopts and aggressively enforces comprehensive outdoor lighting regulations
will also qualify to earn this award, but not until most of the obtrusive
commercial and municipal outdoor lighting in the area has been addressed and
brought into compliance.
Your comments on this endeavor are welcome. How can it be improved and how
might you initiate something similar in your community? Have you done so
already, and if so, how was it received? Did it help get more businesses to
install better lighting? Feel free to emulate the design of the certificate
if you wish to try it in your community. The award was created using MS Word
and then printed on certificate paper available from nearly every office
Clear skies and good seeing,
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Chairman of Light Pollution Education
Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford
Light Pollution Awareness Website (LiPAW)
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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 08:22:29 EST
Subject: Re: A new endeavor
Great idea and a nice total package you presented. I, for one, have saved it
and will incorporate the program into my efforts. Thanks, again!
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