As we mark International Dark Sky Week April 15-23 in 2023, explore education and on-floor inspiration around sustainability, environmentally responsible lighting design, preserving dark skies and more at LightFair, May 21-25, Javits Center, New York.
Experts agree that well-designed nighttime lighting needs to take into account the ecology, human safety, security & wellbeing and sky glow aspects. While this is a tall order, it can be met with the right approach that includes a combination of advocacy, informed lighting-at-night ([email protected]) design decisions, technology and personal responsibility.
Our 2023 Keynote features Karen Treviño. The Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division Chief will share her experiences, successes and challenges in turning a small, little-known program into a national success and discuss how outdoor lighting can effect national park resources and values.
May 23 | 12 – 1:30 pm | IES LIVE
Explore all conference sessions for 2023 | Explore Lightineraries – Check out the Environmental Enthusiast Lightinerary for sessions and on-floor highlights featuring responsible outdoor lighting.
A good lighting specifier knows when not to specify lighting as well as how to specify quality lighting when it is needed.Kate Sweater Hickcox, MS, LC, Lighting Research Scientist | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The following posts explore the significance of and need for designing for darkness, reducing light pollution and responsible nighttime lighting.
Roadway Lighting Best Practices: Challenges and Myths (Part 1)
– by Rick Kauffman, FIES, Chief Manager, Kauffman Consulting, LLC | Senior Lighting Designer, Wi-Skies, LLC
Roadway Lighting Best Practices: Challenges and Myths (Part 2)
– by Suzanne Lansford, PE | Owner / Principal Engineer, REDD Inc. DBA Town Lighting Engineers
Roadway Lighting Best Practices: Challenges and Myths (Part 3)
– by Joe Hancock | Utility Standards Specialist, Town Lighting Engineers | Owner, Hancock Consulting LLC
Designing for Darkness
– by Kate Sweater Hickcox, MS, LC
The Illuminated Little Island That Could
– by Fisher Marantz Stone
Is Light Pollution Killing Us? And what can we do about it?
– by Alessio Urso