IDA's mission is to protect the night environment and the dark sky heritage through environmental lighting and ensure that it is not damaged.
The need for outdoor lighting with environmental responsibility that balances people's need for bright areas and dark skies directs our work from every angle.
In recent years, IDA has seen a remarkable increase in the number of outdoor sports lighting complexes for community development in cities and suburbs. It is estimated that more than 2,000 outdoor sports complexes in the US are renewed or opened every year.
Outdoor sports facilities are established in schools, parks and district complexes. The excessive amount of light in these complexes can be a disturbing problem for the region and may cause some environmental consequences.