New Outdoor Lighting Rules Benefit Wildlife and Residents Alike
At Estrin-Hinds, we care about the communities we serve and endeavor to create a positive and lasting contribution enjoyed by residents, businesses, and LA’s diverse and abundant wildlife.
In Malibu, we proudly support the city’s Dark Sky ordinance to reduce light pollution and protect Malibu’s coastal terrain and the animals that depend on it.
An overabundance of outdoor lighting can cause unnatural sleep patterns that are harmful to many species and the ecosystem at large. The Dark Sky regulations reduce detrimental effects of exposure to unnatural light after dark, when animals hunker down for the night, through new citywide outdoor lighting standards. The new directives minimize light shining onto adjacent properties by directing light down and by reducing maximum light brightness by roughly 30 percent.
Light pollution effects people, too, by stimulating the production of serotonin, which can prevent us from falling and staying asleep, and it has been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart conditions. At the end of the day, we all need a good night’s sleep.
We at Estrin-Hinds invite you to learn more about Malibu’s Dark Sky initiative and the new actions in place to keep Malibu a haven of wildlife.