Use downward-directed lighting fixtures. If upward- directed lights are used, angle lights up at no more than 25 degrees from the ground surface. Under no circumstances should a light point directly upward toward the sky.
Dim lights that illuminate businesses and commercial areas when businesses are closed. Install timers and/ or motion sensors to dim or turn off lights in a manner that allows for safety and security.
Fully shield all lighting fixtures installed under canopies (such as over gas station pumps and drive- through lanes).
Use the minimum amount of light intensity and brightness necessary for safety and security. Roof lights, neon signs, colored lights, flashing lights, spotlights, searchlight beams, and illuminated building trims are not appropriate.
DRAFT: MARCH 2009
ROUTE 31 WES