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Keep the peace – Avoid light trespass and keep the neighbors happy

On occasion we’ll see a landscape lighting installation that is beautiful and does a great job of showing off the home and landscape. But the installers overlooked (or didn’t consider) light trespass.

Light Trespass Example
Office building illuminated by high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps shining upward, of which much light goes into the sky and neighboring apartment blocks and causes light trespass. Photo courtesy of Skatebiker.

Consider how your outdoor lighting system affects your neighbors. Many communities have rules regulating light trespass (or light pollution).

Choosing the optimum location for fixtures and using the correct beam angles will not only make your installation look better but it will keep you out of hot water with the neighbors.

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