Dark Skies

Lost Creek is proud to be recognized as an International Dark Skies Development of Distinction. This certification demonstrates our commitment in reducing light pollution and protecting our beautiful dark skies for future generations. Lost Creek to date is the first and only neighborhood in Austin, TX to achieve this award. In order to maintain this award we are asking Lost Creek residents to voluntarily be mindful of all outdoor lighting.

Some of the basics include:

  1. Use lighting only when needed
  2. Only light the area that needs it
  3. Be no brighter than necessary
  4. Minimize blue light emissions
  5. Be fully shielded (pointing downward)

To learn more about International Dark Skies and information about retailers who offer IDA compliant light fixtures please visit http://darksky.org/lighting/lighting_basics/ and http://darksky.org/fsa/fsa-products/

posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017