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File #: Int 0284-2018    Version: * Name: Placing a cap on the correlated color temperature of new and replacement streetlights.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to placing a cap on the correlated color temperature of new and replacement streetlights
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Costa G. Constantinides, Stephen T. Levin, Keith Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require that any lamp installed as part of the lighting of streets, highways, parks, or any other public place have a correlated color temperature no higher than 3000 Kelvin. All new and replacement outdoor lamps would be required to meet this standard.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 284, 2. Int. No. 284, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 284

 

By Council Member Richards, Rosenthal, Kallos, Constantinides, Levin and Powers

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to placing a cap on the correlated color temperature of new and replacement streetlights

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Subchapter one of chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-158 to read as follows:

§19-158  Limitation on correlated color temperature of streetlights. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Correlated color temperature. The term “correlated color temperature” means the perceived color of the light emitted by a lamp, expressed in Kelvin (K) units.  

Kelvin. The term “kelvin” means the unit of measurement used to characterize the color of light emitted by a lamp.

b. Any lamp to be used in the illumination of streets, highways, parks, or any other public place shall have a correlated color temperature no higher than 3000 Kelvin. All new and replacement outdoor lamps shall be installed in accordance with this section.  

 

§2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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