To earn recognition, the lighting at your business must meet the following criteria:
All outdoor lighting on the premises is shielded and aimed downward so that no light trespasses beyond the business property boundary or above the horizontal plane into the sky.
Lighting is directed only where it is needed for the task at hand.
Lighting is not so bright as to cause glare or to reduce visibility in unlit areas.
The color of outdoor lighting is amber or warm white rather than bright white or blue. Lighting with a color temperature less than or equal to 3000 Kelvin is ideal.
Lights are installed with motion detectors or timers when practical in order to prevent lights from being needlessly on all night. Outdoor lighting is turned off after business hours. For gas stations, if pumps remain operational after the store has closed, lights under the canopy may be left on.