By Dave Fuller on
9/15/2014 7:34 PM
I've often commented on dark sky initiatives when they are highlighted in the media. One thing I've noticed is that some people who comment seem to be under the impression that people who advocate for dark skies are for complete, total, utter darkness.
Please allow me to disabuse you of that notion right here and now.
When dark SKY advocates are asking people to aim LIGHTS downward, we are not saying, "turn off all lights and make everything pitch black." Now are there times when there is still overlighting? Yes. Are there many area where we could use less light than is being sent out from fixtures and bulbs? Yes also.
Here's the thing: Dark SKY advocate means just that - don't light up the sky, it doesn't DO anything useful, either for function, form or safety. It's literally wasted light and energy....