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Sen. Cynthia Creem of the Massachusetts State Senate introduced SD 844 last month. The bill was spearheaded by an industry coalition led by the National

Sen. Cynthia Creem of the Massachusetts State Senate introduced SD 844 last month. The bill was spearheaded by an industry coalition led by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) to reduce nighttime skyglow and light trespass in Massachusetts while ensuring that customer choice and proper lighting quality is maintained.

SD 844 would take advantage of current lamp and luminaire technology and recognized lighting practices and standards to the maximum extent possible with optimal “total lifecycle costs,” assurance of good visibility, and minimizing energy consumption. In addition, SD 844 would provide the maximum latitude in selecting products and technologies while balancing the needs of energy efficiency, reduced light trespass, safety and security.