High Country Dark Skies

High Country Outdoor Lighting

Sample/template PowerPoint on light pollution, as presented at 2014 NCAM

1973 Science article on Light Pollution (1.6M pdf)

Newest! - Boone's Lighting Ordinance (effective 1/1/6), with illustrations

New! - Locally available sky-friendly light fixtures.

Light Pollution Picture of Interest

Gas Station Canopies

Examples of Good Lighting
Examples of Bad Lighting
Examples of Good/Bad Mix

Lighting Ordinances in the High Country

Online source of good residential lighting fixtures

Glossary of terms

Links to Lighting Sites

Summer Planning Institute PowerPoint Presentation (10Meg)

AAS Meeting Download
Directory (DC Jan 2002)

IDA 9/12/2006 PowerPoint Presentation download (7Meg)

IDA 9/12/2006 PowerPoint Presentation viewed at HTML
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Nicely lighted Burger King in Tucson, Arizona

You won't find a nicely lit, sky-friendly fast food restaurant anywhere in the High Country as nice as this one in Tucson, Arizona. Full cutoff, shielded lights save the nigh tsky and provide safe lighting.

Actually, the Boone Burger King has similar cutoff lighting which survived their recent renovation project.

These pages are devoted to the preservation of our natural, dark and star-filled skies. This natural heritage is threatened by the use of poor lighting fixtures and techniques. These low-quality methods of lighting not only pollute the sky with wasted light but do an inadequate job of lighting the area. Light pollution and unsafe lighting go hand in hand.

Explore these pages and check out the local lighting. Help us take back the night sky!