Many light nuisance problems can be dealt with by having a friendly word with your neighbour.
Is light pollution the same as light nuisance?
Light pollution is any form of artificial light which shines outside the area it needs to illuminate. Although light pollution may affect the beauty of the night sky and our view of the stars, it is not always a light nuisance.
What is light nuisance?
Artificial light is essential in our modern society. However, poorly designed, directed and maintained lighting can cause problems. Light nuisance is a source of light which interferes with a person's use of their property or is prejudicial to their health.
How to avoid causing a light nuisance
Further advice on installing domestic security lighting issued by the Institute of Lighting Engineers can be downloaded below.
What can I do about light nuisance?
Try to approach your neighbour for a chat about the problem. Try to keep things light-hearted and friendly and explain how the light is affecting you. Politely suggest possible solutions to the problem:
You may find it difficult to speak to your neighbour, but often a neighbour is unaware they are causing a problem.
If the friendly approach doesn't work, contact us to see how we can help.
How can I make a complaint?