June 05, 2008 // Franchising.com // - The International Dark Sky Association is a membership-based non-profit organization. Their mission is to work to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting. The association's approach to this goal is to encourage outdoor lighting manufacturers and lighting designers to utilize fixtures which do not emit light that shines above the fixture itself as well as for the fixtures to be low voltage. In general, their position is that all outdoor fixtures should be fully shielded and installed in such a way that no light is emitted above the lowest part of the fixture. In this way, excessive glare, light trespass, and light pollution are minimized.
NiteLites Outdoor Lighting has lighting fixtures which minimize excessive glare, light trespass, and general light pollution and meet the IDA's criteria More information about the Dark Sky Association is available on their website at http://www.darksky.org .
NiteLites low voltage lighting systems consume approximately 1/3 less energy than systems that use line (120V) voltage. Low voltage systems have another distinct advantage over line volt systems in that they are much more flexible when applying the light to the object that is intended to be featured. Many of NiteLites lighting fixtures are designed with shields which prevent light from rising above the fixture, including fixtures which have gained the Dark Sky Association's seal of approval. And many of NiteLites fixtures are designed and installed to shine downward, thereby minimizing light pollution. A selection of these NiteLites' compliant lighting fixtures are featured on www.landscapeonline.com.
NiteLites, the architectural and landscape lighting professionals, has been an industry leader in providing outdoor lighting systems to both residential and commercial customers since 1998. These locally owned and operated lighting franchises offer complete outdoor lighting service – from lighting design, installation, to a comprehensive maintenance plan, ensuring the ongoing enjoyment of its lighting systems. This lighting company has locations nationally in these cities and zip codes: Aiken 29801, Arlington 60004, Asheville 28802, Atlanta 30269, Augusta 30904, Avon 46123, Bradenton 34209, Bernardsville 07924, Brentwood 37027, Bridgewater 08807, Branchburg 08876, Boca Raton 33433, Bonita Springs 34135, Carmel 46033, Central New Jersey 08857, Cape Coral 33914, Centerville 45458, Charleston 29412, Charlotte 28269, Chicago 60614, Chicagoland 60004, Cincinnati 45243, Clearwater 33755, Columbia 29212, Columbus 43230, Covington 41011, East Brunswick 08816, Dayton 45423, Delaware 19087, Devon 19333, Dublin 43017, Fort Myers 33908, Fort Lauderdale 33326, Franklin 37064, Granville 43023, Greenville 29601, Hilliard 43026 , Houston 77095, Indianapolis 46032, Jacksonville 33256, Jacksonville Beach 32240, Jupiter 33458, Katy 77450, Landenberg 19350, Lima 45805, Livingston 27391, Lynchburg 24083, Madison, Maryland, Matthews 28105, Middle Tennessee 37075, Millburn 07041, Morristown 07962, Mt. Pleasant 29464, Myrtle Beach 29597, Naples 34109, Nashville 37221, Newport, New Providence 07974, North Augusta 29841, Northern Kentucky, Northern Virginia, Novi 48377 , Oxford 45056, Poway 92064, Philadelphia 19118, Ponte Vedra Beach 32082, Roanoke 24018, Sanibel 33957, Sarasota 34243, Southeast Michigan 48380, Spartanburg 29304, Springboro 45066, St. Augustine 32080, St. Louis 63005, San Diego 92130,92131, 92129, St. Petersburg 33715, Toledo 43699, Tampa 33647, Valrico 33594, Venice 34293, Wayne 19087, West Chester 19382, Wilmington 19808, Washington, DC, Watchung 08089, West Caldwell 07006, West Orange 07052, Westerville 43081, and West Palm Beach 33414. NiteLites fixtures are recyclable, high quality copper and brass, specification grade fixtures which are sturdy and made to endure the elements. This company's lights are low voltage lighting reducing the energy consumed by NiteLites systems. More information about this national outdoor lighting system franchise can be found at www.nitelites.com .
This award winning national franchise is expanding their operations in selected regions of the United States including these top tier cities: Austin 78664, Boston 02107, Cleveland 44060, Dallas 75115, Fort Worth 76051, Phoenix 85308, San Antonio 78299, Memphis, New Orleans 70161, Miami 33109, Albuquerque 87544, Salt Lake City 84133, Louisville 40299, Pittsburgh 15237, Orlando 32825, Las Vegas 89074, Milwaukee 53217, Seattle 98154, Hartford 06156, Tampa 33647, Tucson 85750, Denver 80015, Lexington 40515 and San Jose 95125, Stamford CT 06903, Greenwich, NY 12834, Boston, MA 02110 , Albany, NY 12212, Buffalo, NY 14231, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, San Francisco, CA 94111, Los Angeles, CA 90067, Minneapolis, MN 55440, Kansas City, KS 66115, Oklahoma City, OK 73154, Colorado Springs, CO 80942, Philadelphia, PA 19118, Allentown, PA 18101, Wilmington, NC 28406, Savannah, GA 31411, Birmingham, AL 35223, Greensboro, NC 27420, Winston, NC 27113, Salem, NC 27113, Pensacola, FL 32581, Knoxville, TN 37929, Des Moines, IA 50305, Omaha, NE 68118, Portland, OR 97291, Richmond, VA 23219, Virginia Beach, VA 23450, Orange County, CA 92616, Sacramento, CA 95853, Fresno, CA 93778, Daytona Beach, FL 32115, and Stuart, FL 34996. Contact Mr. Carl Frederick, Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development at 1-877-821-4148 for more information or submit a request at www.nitelites.com/franchise.