Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lighting Guidelines for Flatland

In the hypothetical two-dimensional world of Flatland, exterior lighting is a simple task. First, you identify the perimeter of your building. Then, you attach lights on the sides pointing outward.

This is about as much thought giving to the lighting of this building withing Lake Elsinore, about 35 miles from Palomar Observatory (which is visible from this location).

The exterior lighting is bright and points outward. Very little is shining on the property. The result is that motorists have to contend with the hazard of glare and are unlikely to observe any vandalism taking place.

It probably has the worst ration of glare, light pollution, and energy waste to beneficial light of any building in our community.

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