Lighting Policy and Guidelines


Clanton & Associates works with public and private entities to establish effective and actionable policies ranging from outdoor lighting ordinances and energy code advancement to health and wellness recommendations and criteria development. We collaborate with city, state, and federal governments to select relevant benchmarks tailored to a community or organization's needs. Our process allows us to engage with stakeholders to develop guidelines and regulations that provide comfortable, safe, and responsible environments for their community.

As active participants in local, national, and international lighting standards and regulation, we are leading the lighting industry in improving visibility and visual comfort while using less energy and moving toward net-zero energy and regenerative designs. Our commitment and knowledge is recognized by our leadership roles in organizations such as the Illuminating Engineering Society, US Green Building Council, WELL Building Institute, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, and the California Energy Commission.

Policy Services

Outdoor Lighting Ordinance Development

Community Engagement

Stakeholder Survey Development

Criteria Based Guideline Development

Design Guide Creation

New Policy Presentation and Communication

Post Occupancy Evaluation

Lighting and Electrical Specifications

Standards & Codes

Current Ordinance Evaluation

New Policy Presentation & Communication

Post Occupancy Evaluation

Lighting & Electrical Specifications

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus

Policy Projects

Anchorage Homes at Night in the Snow

Anchorage Street Lighting Criteria

Clanton & Associates developed and conducted street lighting demonstration projects for residential and commercial areas in the City of Anchorage.

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Aurora Light Rail Areas

City of Aurora Light Rail Corridor

In order to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility to the new RTD R-Line Light Rail Stations along the I-225 corridor, Clanton & Associates...

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Smart Poll Illustration

Denver LED & Micro Cell Standards

Developing lighting and control performance criteria, aesthetics, and smart and micro cell pole standards while defining Denver's smart city image.

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City of San Diego Satellite Photo

San Diego Street Lighting Criteria

The city of San Diego is in close proximity to two professional observatories, the demonstration projects and street lighting design criteria...

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San Jose Street Light Locations

City of San Jose Lighting Criteria

Demonstration projects were conducted in order to inform the City on equipment selection and quality visual results, and to provide input from the...

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Public Market Center Sign

Seattle Street Lighting Study

The Northwest Energy efficiency Alliance and the City of Seattle partnered to evaluate the future of led street lighting in the Pacific Northwest.

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South Salt Lake at Night Satalite Photo

South Salt Lake Master Plan

Recent master plans in South Salt Lake set the framework for urban redevelopment that will attract business and establish the city as a destination.

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Westminster Colorado Satellite Photon

Westminster Street Lighting

The City of Westminster hired Clanton & Associates to study the City’s existing lighting and to recommend LED luminaires with input from...

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Sign Code Survey Graph

Peña Station NEXT Sign Codes

The proposed sign luminance thresholds for Pena Station NEXT were developed with community input & consideration for clarity and legibility of signs.

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Golden Gate Bridge

California Title 24 Code Cycles

Building energy efficiency standards to ensure new and existing buildings are energy efficient and preserve outdoor and indoor environmental quality.

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