NCL's Good Neighbor Award

Good lights make good neighbors

Northampton City Lights is proud to recognize businesses that treat their neighbors well by limiting light pollution, light trespass, and glare. Some of the neighbor-friendly businesses below made special efforts to fix their unfriendly outdoor lighting.  Everyone benefits!

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Neighbor-friendly businesses

State Street Fruit Store

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Before: Unshielded lights pointed out and up.  Strong glare, deep shadows.

Goggins Real Estate (King St.)

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Before: LED parking lot light tilted at 45º, casting light up to the sky.

UMassFive bank (King St.)

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Before: LED parking lot light tilted at 45º, casting light up to the sky and onto neighboring property.

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After: New glare shield, all lights re-aimed to face down.   Easier on the eyes, and  better visibility!

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After: Light is tilted to face straight down, where it's useful, with much less hazardous glare and light trespass onto neighboring properties.

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After: Light is tilted to face straight down, where it's useful, with much less hazardous glare and light trespass onto neighboring properties.