This bill would require that any new or replacement light fixture in any street light be a full cutoff light fixture. A full cutoff light fixture is a fixture or luminaire constructed and installed in such a manner that all light emitted from the luminaire is protected below the horizontal plane through the fixture’s lowest light emitting part.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 845
By Council Member Kallos
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring usage of full cutoff light fixtures on street lights.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding section 19-113.1 to read as follows:
§ 19-113.1 Requiring full cutoff light fixtures to be used on city streets a. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1. “Full cutoff light fixture” shall mean a light fixture or luminaire constructed and installed in such a manner that all light emitted from the luminaire, either directly from the lamp or a diffusing element, or indirectly by reflection or refraction from any part of the fixture, is protected below the horizontal plane through the fixture’s lowest light emitting part.
2. “Street light” shall mean any light hanging from a pole that is designed to illuminate an outdoor area, whether on public or private property, and where the bottom of the fixture of such light is greater than ten feet off of the ground.
b. Any new or replacement light fixture in any street light shall only use a full cutoff light fixture.
c. This section shall not be construed to impair in any manner the approval authority of the landmarks preservation commission where compliance with subdivision b of this section requires the use of a full cutoff light fixture.
§2. This local law shall take effect sixty days after enactment.
LS #1598-5493/Int. 1575-2017