Many of us spend time under the stars enjoying the view of the milky way,
the constellations, our planets, meteorites, and the brilliance of a full
moon. Lately outside lights have become a problem for one of cottage life's
special resources - night vision.
Light travels great distances not only onto our immediate neighbour's
property but across water to cottages far away. This light keeps our eyes
from switching to cottage mode and enabling us to fully enjoy the night
sky. Any bare bulb inside a cottage can obliterate the view from across
Help restore this delightful resource:
Then go down to your dock on a clear night, look up, and enjoy.
use outside lights only when
turn off all outside lights
after 10 p.m.
avoid the use of flood lights
motion sensors work better
than timers for security
use low wattage ground level
ask your neighbours if your
lights bother them
encourage your neighbours
to turn out their lights