June 18, 2008 // Franchising.com // - According to NiteLites Outdoor Lighting of Charlotte, light pollution is misdirected or misused artificial light. There are three elements of light pollution – sky glow, light trespass, and glare. Sky glow is light which shines upward, and lights nothing. Sky glow does not light walkways, properties, or parking lots and, thus, does not enhance safety and security in these areas. Light trespass is light which shines beyond its intended target and spreads beyond the property boundaries for example into a neighbor's yard or window. While light trespass may light the intended items it also encroaches on surrounding properties because the lighting is not properly controlled. Glare is the intensity of the lighting in a non-useful and sometimes dangerous way. It can be aggravating and at times even dangerous as glare from lights may temporarily blind pedestrians or motor vehicle operators. Each of these elements can appear separately or in conjunction with the other two elements in an improperly installed outdoor lighting system.
Other negative affects of lighting pollution have a more widespread and practical impact. Lighting pollution wastes a large amount of natural resources because of the generation of unnecessary electricity. This use of unnecessary electricity increases pollution through the generation of electricity mostly generated through the use of fossil fuels.
NiteLites outdoor lighting professionals have extensive training and experience in creating custom lighting designs that highlight the best architectural and landscape features of residential and commercial properties. Their training also includes techniques for highlighting focal points with careful attention not to add to the problem of lighting pollution.
There are steps that NiteLites has taken to minimize lighting pollution. The first is to install low voltage lighting systems with bulbs that have the appropriate wattage. The light is carefully aimed at the intended object. The design of the fixtures that NiteLites uses allows the installer to focus the beam of light on the intended object rather than on the surrounding area. Next, NiteLites has a collection of lights that meets the criteria of the International Dark Sky Association. Approval is based on the amount of light which escapes in an upward direction. Currently only full light cutoff and fully shielded fixtures are approved. Finally, NiteLites professionals are highly trained, and have practical experience in outdoor lighting installation to minimize lighting pollution.
NiteLites Outdoor Lighting has been an industry leader in providing outdoor lighting systems to both residential and commercial customers since 1998. The fixtures that NiteLites uses in its lighting systems are recyclable, high quality copper and brass, specification grade fixtures which are made to last. That detail, coupled with the fact that NiteLites deals only in low voltage lighting reducing the energy consumed by their systems.
Their low voltage systems have another distinct advantage over line voltage systems in that their glow can be precisely aimed. NiteLites has lighting fixtures that are designed with shields which prevent light from rising above the fixture. And many of NiteLites fixtures are designed and installed to shine downward thereby minimizing light pollution.
NiteLites of Charlotte is locally owned and operated by Mr. Todd Sterchi. For a free home demonstration of a NiteLites outdoor lighting system, or for more information, call Mr. Sterchi at 704-599-8484. You may also visit www.nitelites.com and click on the Free Demo link. NiteLites of Charlotte is a member of the Better Business Bureau www.charlotte.bbb.org, and the Union County Home Builders Association www.unioncountyhba.net.
The outdoor lighting industry is growing rapidly and this national outdoor lighting franchise has exceeded the industry growth. Entrepreneurs looking for a business opportunity should consider the proven business system of a NiteLites Outdoor Lighting franchise. Mr. Carl Frederick, Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development at NiteLites explained "A NiteLites architecture and landscape lighting franchise offers independence, considerable growth potential and a solid business plan to the franchise owner, and capitalizes on the growing trend toward outdoor living and entertainment." NiteLites franchises are available for sale in many major U.S. cities, including Austin 78664, Cleveland 44060, Dallas 75115, Fort Worth 76051, Phoenix 85308, San Antonio 78299, Memphis, Boston 02107, New Orleans 70161, Miami 33109, Albuquerque 87544, Salt Lake City 84133, Louisville 40299, Pittsburgh 15237, Cleveland 44060, Orlando 32825, Las Vegas 89074, Milwaukee 53217, Seattle 98154, Hartford 06156, Tucson 85750, Denver 80015, Lexington 40515 and San Jose 95125.
For more information on a NiteLites outdoor lighting franchise, contact the Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development, Carl Frederick at 1-877-821-4148, or visit their website at www.nitelites.com and click on their franchise link.