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The OutdoorLighting-Forum is an open exchange about outdoor lighting's design and use as it impacts upon modern life and the environment, and degrades our connection to the night sky.

Discussion focuses on issues promoted by the International Dark-sky Association and embodied in publications of the Illuminating Engineering Society and other authoritative sources. OL-Forum is not however affiliated with these or any other organizations. Messages and resources posted to OL-Forum are the sole responsibility of the author. No endorsement of any posted or cited material by any group or organization nor any Yahoo inserted advertisement is implied.

Members are free to discuss and share information and their thoughts and opinions about issues related to outdoor lighting including public policy, public opinion, technical lighting issues, lighting science, and the environmental, social, health, economic and spiritual impacts related to lighting usage and light pollution. Members can also discuss and by consensus determine the protocol of the list.



The continual availability of archives gives members the option to select the "no email/web only" option, which provides a means to catch up on missed postings without an overloaded inbox.



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