January 14th, 2013
Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs, Louisiana is the first recipient of the Good Lighting Award.
Just standing in the parking lot of Bass Pro Shops at night gives us hope for the future of night skies in our urban communities. Utilizing fully shielded and full cut-off fixtures, the sky is quite dark immediately above the level of the lights while the parking lot itself remains sufficiently lighted. If every business and organization in the community utilized similar lighting techniques and fixtures, we'd have a night sky filled with hundreds, if not thousands, of more stars even in an urban setting.