FCO (Full-Cut Off) Lighting

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Christopher K.
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA

FCO (Full-Cut Off) Lighting

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In the past year BRAS members have noticed more and more streetlamps in the region surrounding the Highland Road Park Observatory are FCO--meaning, they direct light onto the street and nowhere else. Some of these locations include...
*Interstate-10 between the Siegen Lane and Dutchtown exits
*Interstate-110 offramp near Governor's Mansion
*Interstate-110 near the Metropolitan Airport
*Perkins Road betwen Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet

I strongly believe at least some of this change is due to the 20/20 Vision Campaign. We should all look for more FCOs within about 100 kilometers of the HRPO grounds.

Christopher K.
Posts: 5468
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: FCO (Full-Cut Off) Lighting

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FCOs replacing the disgusting money-wasting, fossil fuel-wasting, night vision-destroying night lights that are found in several locations throughout the greater Baton Rouge area---this is the key to returning a natural-contrast Sky to HRPO, and to your backyard...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200408.html

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