1. Turn off any unnecessary lights.
If no one is around to benefit from nearby lighting, then why use it?
2. Shield your light fixtures.
This is absolutely crucial to eliminate light pollution 100%. Without any shielding to direct the light downward, light escapes into the sky where no inanimate object nor living entity benefits. By shielding your lighting, you can concentrate the light downward and in most cases, use a lower wattage light bulb to illuminate the same amount. It’s a win win situation.
3. Replace energy inefficient light bulbs with more energy efficient light bulbs
4. Consider motion sensors to maximize energy savings.
Shielded lighting comes on when it’s needed the most: when motion is detected. Not only can you save an additional amount of energy, but you also have an increased chance of warding off an otherwise criminal action. Once again, it’s another win win situation.
The choice is simple: intelligent lighting would increase our quality of living worldwide; every person and living thing would benefit. It’s a simple solution to a simple problem, so let’s do something about it.
Let there be night!