I’d like to see more “neighbor-friendly” outdoor lighting sold retail. The outdoor lighting advertised at my two local home improvement stores is rather disturbing. Normally seen in commercial installations, powerful dusk-to-dawn yard lights are now common in my neighborhood; sometimes 2 or 3 on a house. The lights are cheap and of poor design. These are advertised as residential on the box with 125’x125 to 150’x150’ light throw. This is r-eally excessive when most yards are 60’-70’ wide and not much deeper. There’s no light control, it goes everywhere and these lights make it really difficult to host telescope observing for the kids in our neighborhood.
Enough wine and crackers. I’d like to suggest some updates on your tips and shows for using better lighting that reduces glare and spillover light and lights that don’t defeat the purpose of installing them – for safety and security.
Thanks and have a great 2005!
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