Artificial lighting can be used to promote buildings, enhance gardens and provide increased safety and security. Inappropriately installed lighting, such as poorly directed or high-intensity lighting, can impact on others within the community.
Preventing light pollution
Check to ensure that lighting:
- is illuminating only the area intended, not affecting neighbouring properties
- is appropriate for the task required - lighting with too much power may increase glare and be more expensive to operate
- for motion sensor-activated lighting, is adjusted to ensure that it only activates when movement occurs in the area intended
Concerns about light pollution
For further advice regarding light pollution, or to make a complaint about light pollution, please contact us: