Resources and Information

If you’re feeling inspired by Dark Skies week 2020 and want to learn more we’ve collated informative resources from our partners that give further insight into lighting and the effects on wildlife, tranquillity, health and the environment.


The general status of lighting and what can be done to reduce the impact of lighting for businesses and individuals.

Devon bat projects lighting guide for businesses and property ownersstreet light
An overview of lighting, dark skies and what can be done
Good lighting guide
A reflection on the current status of LED’s
The changing light pollution over the past decade in the South West
Technical lighting guidance informed by work in the South Downs

Light and Insects

The impacts of lighting on insects and the roles of insects after dark

Light pollution and moths
The role of moths as nocturnal pollinators
Artificial lighting impacting each stage of an insects life
A review of the impact of artificial light on invertebrates