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The Implications of Light Pollution and the Impact of IDA

April 25, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Gino's Pizzaria Restaurant
706 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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What is the impact of light pollution?
What is the difference between IDA and non-IDA and how does it effect lighting design?

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is the recognized authority on light pollution and is the leading organization combating light pollution worldwide. They have taken the lead in identifying and publicizing the negative impacts of artificial light at night on human health, wildlife and climate change. Their mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting. Their goal is to educate the public and policymakers about night sky conservation and empower the public with the tools and resources to help bring back the night

Discussion Includes

  • Defining IDA, light pollution and related terms
  • Identify the impacts of light pollution
  • Demonstrate the difference between IDA and non-IDA lighting
  • Assess the process of establishing IDA certification

Kathleen Waterous, Sales Representative, VBC Lighting
Kathleen has 25 years in the lighting and electrical distribution industries and has a wide range of product knowledge and experience.  Her resume includes opening a new lighting showroom in the Hudson Valley in her early days, moving on to represent Lightolier/Genlyte as a factory direct specification salesperson and territory manager.  Kathleen currently works for VBC Sales LLC as a specification salesperson and territory manager.  Kathleen holds a master's degree in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz.

Available Credits 1-AIA LU