Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rappahannock County Opts for Better Lighting and Dark Skies

For the past several years the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection has been a champion of the county's starry skies and nighttime rural character.  They have hosted events (including a presentation from Virginia IDA and star watches), done the kind of neighborly outreach that's such a wonderful part of country life, and most remarkably, they have diligently worked with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative to make positive changes to the type of pole lighting used in the county.  

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is now replacing all failed HID unshielded luminaires in Rappahannock County with 40 watt 3000K LED luminaires from Evluma.  The fixture is from Evluma's AreaMax product line (model number AM-40-3K-V-C-S3-STD-6) and is approved under IDA's Fixture Seal of Approval program and the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance's Community Friendly Lighting program. (NOTE:  there are also 2700K alternatives  for any community interested in this option.)

Read the latest about Rappahannock County's dark sky leadership: