Wimberley ISD to debut new ‘dark sky friendly’ football lights

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Dark sky friendly lights

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — New “dark sky friendly” lights will be shining down on their first varsity football home game of the season this Friday, Sept. 14.

The Wimberley Independent School District installed the new “dark sky friendly” lights over the summer after the passing of a $45.5 million bond package in May. Wimberley was designated a “dark sky friendly” community earlier this year.

According to the website darksky.org, a “dark sky friendly” community is one that has shown “exceptional dedication to the night sky.”

In addition, the site defines “dark sky friendly” lights as any that are designed to reduce light trespass, skyglow and shielded to minimize blue light.

“All of us at WISD are really excited to have replaced some older, expensive lights which did not meet “Dark Sky Friendly” standards,” said Dwain York, WISD superintendent.

Keeping with the city’s commitment to reducing light pollution, the installation will also include a donation of four extra “Dark Sky Friendly” lights to be mounted to trees and sports beams.

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