Friday, January 07, 2005

Protecting the dark -- Part 3

If anyone is wondering if there is anything that they can do to help curb light pollution, an excellent resource is the International Dark Sky Association. The IDA is a non-profit organization committed to reducing the light pollution that is slowing erasing the starry night. Their website provides a list of lighting manufacturers who produce sky-friendly fixtures--lights that project all of their radiance downwards. A fixture that leaks light upwards does nothing but contribute to that orange glow that many of us see instead of stars.