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Environmentally Friendly Lighting Guide

This handbook is produced by Dark Source Lighting Design Studio in collaboration with Dark Sky Ireland for:

• friends of the natural environments of Earth and sky
• installers of considerate lighting
• campaigners against the misuse of artificial light
• and those adversely affected by light pollution


Types of Lighting

A guide to different types of lighting for:

  • Local authorities
  • Residential and commercial lighting
  • Heritage/Façade & Public Buildings

Dark Sky Friendly Infographic

Check out some tips for dark sky friendly lighting.


It’s time to protect the Night

About light pollution and some guidelines for protecting the dark sky.


Light at night, done right

A user guide for outdoor illumination respecting the environment, our health and taxpayers’ money.