Skyglow Committee

Committee Group: Lighting Science
Statement of Purpose
This Committee is tasked with developing recommended calculations, procedures and tools for estimating contributions to nighttime skyglow from various end-uses of general illumination.
Committee Scope Parameters
  • Included subject matter: The scope includes spectral power distribution (SPD), light distribution, intensity, and related characteristics of how light enters the night sky, e.g., hours of use.
  • Excluded subject matter: This committee does not cover downstream effects of the light emission such as brightness perception, color rendering, discomfort glare, circadian rhythm, or other health or environmental considerations.
Consensus Body Interest Categories
  • Producers: Generally speaking, producers are those who (or whose company) would stand to gain financial benefit from the sale of products or services that the document may affect.
    Examples include: Light source, luminaire and/or lighting control manufacturers, related software producers.
  • Consumers: Generally speaking, consumers are those directly affected through the specification or purchase of equipment that the document may affect.
    Examples include: Astronomers, astronomical researchers.
  • General Interest: Government regulatory, academic, general public, or any individual not covered in the above categories.
    Examples include: Modelers, consultants, municipal governments.