Prior to widespread use of electric lighting, the night sky was a stunning view with several thousand stars visible on a clear, moonless night. With the growth of electric lighting and urban sprawl, the view of the night sky gradually retreated to rural areas. Now, even the once dark skies of rural areas are threatened by urban sprawl. Within a few decades, a star-filled night sky may be a distant memory.
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What is a Dark Sky initiative? As a lighting category, Dark Sky lighting fixtures are designed specifically to limit and reduce the “over spill” of light that diminishes our dark, night skies and ability to see stars.
Lighting that protects the night sky works to “contain” the light, minimizing light pollution. Light pollution causes the effect of no longer seeing stars in the night sky; Sea Gull Lighting Dark Sky neighbor-friendly outdoor lighting fixtures are designed to put the light where you need it – for safety and security, while not having light “over-spill” upwards towards the night sky.
The Sea Gull Lighting Dark Sky line of outdoor lighting fixtures offers decorative options to complement a wide variety of residential architectural styles.
Our impact on the planet is significant. The nation’s natural resources and ecology have all been impacted and the race to protect and save them is on. Sea Gull Lighting continues its commitment to providing lighting that has less impact on the environment with its ENERGY STAR® qualified fixtures that help reduce harmful green house gas emissions, to the outdoor lighting fixtures featured in this catalog – all of which are designed to meet the specifications of the Dark Sky initiative.