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1. General standards.
Outdoor lighting for all residential and nonresidential uses shall be designed to minimize undesirable off-premises effects.
A. No use shall produce glare off the premises by illumination originating on the premises. Glare is defined as the sensation produced by light within the visual field that is sufficiently greater than the light to which the eyes are adapted and which cause annoyance, discomfort or loss in visual performance or visibility for any period of time, no matter how short in duration.
B. No bare or direct light source shall be visible beyond the lot lines. All lights shall have a full-cutoff fixture, which is defined as a light fixture with light distribution pattern that results in no light being projected at or above a horizontal plane located at the bottom of the fixture. This applies to all pole-mounted lights, building-mounted lights, sign lights, walkway lights and any other type of illumination. No light shall shine directly into windows or onto streets and driveways off the premises. These standards shall not apply to holiday lights that are temporarily displayed during holiday seasons.
2. Types of pole-mounted lights permitted.
Lighting shall be provided outside the historic districts by fixtures with a height above finished grade not more than the height specified in Chapter 22: Subdivision and Land Development, and shall be limited to no more than 14 feet within the historic districts. Height shall be measured from the ground to the uppermost point of the light fixture. Light fixtures shall be fully shielded fixtures where the light source is not visible from the property line.
3. Lighting plan required.
Any outdoor lighting, such as pole-mounted, building, sign, canopy or sidewalk illumination and driveway lights, shall be shown on the lighting plan in sufficient detail to allow determination of the effects to adjacent properties, traffic safety and overhead sky glow, and shall comply with the lighting plan requirements set forth in § 22-5236 of Chapter 22: Subdivision and Land Development.
4. Light at the property line.
Illumination from light originating on the site shall comply with Chapter 22: Subdivision and Land Development.
5. Maximum lighting levels.
The maximum lighting level at areas within each property shall not exceed five footcandles at building entrances and three footcandles elsewhere on the lot.
6. To the extent the lighting requirements set forth in § 22-523: Lighting of Chapter 22: Subdivision and Land Development, contain more restrictive provisions, the requirements of the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance shall control.