Park Lighting


Potawatomi Wildlife Park was developed into a Dark-Sky Preserve by creating a policy of wise use of lighting including utilizing full cutoff lighting practices where lighting is needed, removal of unnecessary lighting where it already exists, and to not install any additional lighting where it is not necessary.

Certain fixtures have been removed, replaced, or installed to maintain our Dark-Sky Preserve policy. Below are examples of changes incorporating cutoff and full cutoff lighting park staff has made to better manage our lighting infrastructure.

AREA
BEFORE
AFTER
FIXTURE DESCRIPTION
FIRE RING AREA

Replaced fixture with Glare Buster Model 1000

(full cutoff & under sofit)

FIRE RING AREA

Added a shield to the ceramic pull chain fixture

(full cutoff)

RESTROOM AREA
NEW CONSTRUCTION

REGENCY RMS-100 dawn to dusk mercury vapor fixture added at construction time.

(full cutoff & under sofit)

MAINTENANCE SHED
 
CORNER SPOT LIGHTS REMOVED
Reason: lights were not needed and spot lights without a motion sensor are not economical, and do not deter crime
MAINTENANCE SHED
 
LIGHT REMOVED
Reason: "Barn Busters" are highly polluting, a poor lighting choice, and do not deter crime
SIDEWALK TO NATURE CENTER
NEW CONSTRUCTION

Added at new construction time along with a photo sensor. Lowest bulb wattage available

(semi cutoff & under sofit)

MULTI-FLAG POLE PAD
NEW CONSTRUCTION

Narrow beam spotlights added at new construction time along with a photo sensor and dimmer switch. Light output is very low. Only enough to illuminate flag!

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RESIDENCE
 
MOTION SENSORS ADDED TO OUTSIDE LIGHTS
Reason: Addition of motion sensors makes fixture more effective in preventing crime.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RESIDENCE
 
SIDEWALK LANDSCAPE LIGHTING REMOVED
Reason: Landscape lighting is costly to maintain.

 

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