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Exterior Campus Lighting Standards and Guidelines
The goal of this lighting plan is to provide strategies which will ensure a
consistently well-lit, safe and attractive campus. In addition,
implementing these standardized specifications and practices will reduce
light pollution and energy consumption campus-wide.
This lighting standard minimizes the problems created by improperly
designed and installed outdoor lighting. It reduces problems with glare,
sky glow, light trespass, and capitalizes on the reduction of energy and
financial costs of outdoor architectural and landscape lighting.
Excessive glare can be troublesome and may cause safety problems.
Light trespass reduces privacy, and higher energy use results in
increased costs besides impacting the environment directly and
indirectly. There is a need for a lighting standard that recognizes the
benefits of outdoor lighting and provides clear performance-based
guidelines for its installation on the UGA campus. Appropriately
regulated and installed outdoor lighting will contribute to the safety and
welfare of the UGA community and greater Athens area.
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