Genesee Foundation strives to be a dark skies community. Please read the regulations carefully to ensure you are compliant.
Approval will be based on the
- Visual impact of the lights on the Lot, neighboring Lots, Dwellings, roads and Open Space.
- Exterior lighting shall be subdued. Subdued lighting is defined as light fixtures with low wattage lamps installed for the purpose of illuminating entrances, decks and driveways.
- Acceptable fixture types include fully recessed down lights, low voltage landscape lighting, step lighting or pathway lighting and wall bracket lights with a completely shielded light source.
- To preserve the dark skies, the upper portion of globe-type or similar fixtures shall be shielded so as to prevent excess light from escaping upwards.
The Supplementary Declaration provides: “No permanent exterior lighting of any sort shall be installed or maintained on any dwelling or other improvement on a Lot, the light source of which is visible from a neighboring Lot or Lots, roads or Open Space or “which lighting is not otherwise in conformity with” these Standards. Flood or spotlights are prohibited. Motion detectors when used should have a timer which automatically turns said lights off with in sixty seconds of end of motion. Outdoor lights should be on a timer or turned off when not in use.
Please see section 2.3.11. Exterior Lighting of the ARC Standards.