How you can help
Become a Dark Sky champion in Surrey by doing the following;
Only use light when you need it and only use as much as you need for that purpose – anymore is just wasted, so avoid using brighter lights than absolutely necessary.
Install lighting only where necessary and always direct it towards the ground.
Turn oﬀ lights when you don’t need them.
Use fully shielded fixtures around your home and encourage their use at your workplace and elsewhere.
Use energy saving features such as timers, dimmers, and motion sensors in all outdoor lighting, and avoid using inefficient high wattage light sources (i.e. ones that produce less light per watt).
Always remember to draw your curtains or blinds at night to prevent intrusive light unnecessarily spilling out of your home.
Use long wavelength light (light that has a red or yellow tint rather than very white or blue lights) to minimize impact.
Promote the use of intelligent and effective outdoor lighting in your community.
Educate your friends and neighbours about the economic, environmental and security benefits of good outdoor lighting.
Stay informed and spread the word about the damage that light pollution does.