Urban planning community | #theplannerlife

+ Reply to thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Is 0.5 footcandles @ property line excessive?

  1. #1
    Cyburbian TOFB's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Loma Linda's
    Posts
    1,986

    Is 0.5 footcandles @ property line excessive?

    I initially thought so but I see it is pretty common

  2. #2
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    114
    Need a little context here. What are you regulating in units of footcandles?

  3. #3
    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 1996
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    7,971
    0.2 seems to be the standard regulation around NH.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

  4. #4
    Cyburbian dvdneal's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Remote command post at local bar
    Posts
    12,222
    I'm used to seeing 0 past the property line which implies shielding the lights.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

  5. #5
    Cyburbian TOFB's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Loma Linda's
    Posts
    1,986
    I've been convinced we should hold the current standard at 1.0. I'm sure the dark sky people will fight it.

  6. #6
    moderator in moderation Suburb Repairman's avatar
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    at the neighboring pub
    Posts
    6,426
    Varies by location, but we've got some fierce shielding requirements, max height of light poles, etc. At residential property lines there is also a 0 footcandle restriction.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

  7. #7
    Mod Gedunker's avatar
    Registered
    Aug 2003
    Location
    The Wonderland Way
    Posts
    10,137
    I always describe our 0.2 footcandles standard as equivalent to "a full moon on a cloudless night". I see no point on deviating from that and the PC seems to agree with me.
    Not valid without corporate seal

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    16
    Our standard is 1.0 footcandle at a property line of adjacent residential property.

    Other question that will reveal, that I've only just begun being the person with the light meter figuring this stuff out, where do you point the meter when taking the measurement? Do you hold it at ground level? Point it at the light source?

+ Reply to thread

More at Cyburbia

  1. Road not on property line
    Design, Space, and Place
    Replies: 3
    Last post: 04 Dec 2013, 4:39 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last post: 10 Apr 2012, 11:41 AM
  3. Replies: 14
    Last post: 18 Jan 2012, 11:35 AM
  4. Article about HOA excessive power
    Make No Small Plans
    Replies: 33
    Last post: 26 Jul 2011, 11:53 AM