In light of starry views during last Sunday's power outage, is downtown Steamboat Springs too bright at night?

Yes 270 votes

73.97%

No 95 votes

26.03%

365 total votes

Comments

peevla 6 years, 4 months ago

The streetlamps from town to the west seem designed to render daylike conditions. This is needful only in white out conditions and for traffic stops. Residential exterior lighting could be directed at the ground to reduce light pollution. Check your own conscience. Could the city save energy by finding other streetlight bulbs/techniques?

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weststmbtres 6 years, 4 months ago

I've lived in Eagle County many years ago. I know for a fact they have ordinances and covenants against intrusive lighting in a lot of their residential areas. All light has to be directed toward the ground to light only the ground.

In other words, if you are standing on the street looking at houses you should not be able to see the glowing filament of the bulb, just the lighted ground underneath the light fixture.

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Chris Elliott 6 years, 4 months ago

What about the lights at the college? The are really bright and certainly seem like they could be toned down a bit!

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