Good Lighting Practice

Find out more:

Institution of Lighting Professionals – The UK’s keynote body on all things to do with artificial lighting, its website and Journal are a source of advice and information not only for lighting professionals, but for anyone seeking up-to-date advice on good practice and minimising light pollution.

The International Dark-Sky Association – since 1988 this U.S.-based organisation has spread the word about light pollution and its solutions. It administers its Dark Sky Places scheme, encouraging the establishment of Dark Sky Reserves, Parks and Communities around the world.

(CPRE) Night Blight – CPRE (The Countryside Charity) has useful local, regional and national maps of England’s light pollution and dark skies.

The Commission for Dark Skies – its website has a lot of advice and information on all aspects of light pollution: skyglow, biodiversity, health, crime, climate change, best practice

APPG for Dark Skies The All-Party Parliamentary Dark Skies Group of MPs has set itself the task of raising awareness and promoting real action on light pollution by Government. Find its policy recommendations at

DEFRA’s ‘Getting Light Right’ guide

Many National Parks and AONBs are publishing good lighting guides. Two examples are at:

(Cranborne Chase AONB International Dark Sky Reserve)

(Northumberland International Dark Sky Park)