Dark Sky Lighting
To encourage proper installation and usage of
outdoor lighting, the International Dark Sky Association has developed
programs to assist in the development of shielded light fixtures through
the FSA program. In addition to the FSA program, we also provide
information for homeowners and commercial property owners on the
importance of using proper lighting fixtures. A combined practice by
professional installers, housing residents, and commercial property
owners in the initial placement or replacement of fixtures is a key
component in reversing the negative effects of light pollution.
At Kiva Lighting, all of our outdoor ready wall sconces
and many of the lanterns can be ordered as dark sky compliant. For the ceramic models, we keep the top a solid painted
ceramic that is finished to match the rest of the light. For metal lights, we add a matching solid top that stops 90% or more
of any light from coming through the top. As we hand make each light to order, these modifications are easy to accomplish
during manufacturing. Dark sky does not have to mean boring or
Many subdivisions and municipalities are now requiring that
minimal or no light source be seen from the front of the light either.
In this case, we add a contrasting piece of copper or aluminum behind the design so that during the day, the design stands
out but at night, all you have is the down lighting. Please call for more details.