Not all luminaires are created equal. Poorly designed lighting fixtures are primarily responsible for light pollution that can affect our health, migratory patterns of wildlife, and the ability to see the stars in the sky. LED technology and design have evolved considering these factors, thus reducing light trespass and distributing light down where needed, not upwards or outwards. A wide variety of options are available from manufacturers regarding environmentally/dark sky compliant fixtures. Here are our favorites:
Ideally suited for outdoor under-canopy applications where resistance to weather, light output, and directional aiming are essential, the 6" diameter aperture Oculus OC750 offers 360º rotation for precise directional aiming of the light beam. It also provides a standard 30° reflector — optional optics include: very narrow (9°), narrow (15°), and wide (52°). Standard 0-10V dimmable (dims to 10%) and 5-year standard warranty.
Here is a fully encapsulated, flexible linear LED fixture suitable for applications that require a pop of color. The KURV housing is designed with an interior "parabolic" wall allowing the light to bounce off the housing more effectively. Colors include green, blue, red, and amber. Red and amber are turtle-friendly, FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) approved. The amber color helps preserve sea turtles by not leading them away from the ocean as traditional white LEDs would.
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Discreet and elegant like chameleons, these units perfectly blend with the architectural space's interior, creating luminous mimicry. The MIMIK is suitable for all applications requiring a wall-mounted luminaire. Its minimal design and reduced thickness of just a few centimeters allow discreet integration in all indoor and outdoor architectural contexts. The light distribution complies with the IESNA Full Cut-Off Classification and is eligible for all “Dark Sky” applications when aimed down. UL Wet location rated, IP65.
Vertical planes with a slim profile define FIDENZA, adding a discreet linear accent to contemporary interiors and outdoor spaces. The fabricated aluminum luminaire is fully shielded and includes an integral driver with minimal power consumption. FIDENZA emits zero uplight, is suitable for LEED lighting zones 1 through 4, and is Dark Sky compliant.