The Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA) promotes smart, sustainable and ecologically responsible outdoor lighting using new technologies and best practices in lighting design.

What’s new?

Why Glare Matters and Real Energy Efficiency

Smart Urban Lighting Trends

Gloucester, UK LED Streetlight Retrofit Project 

Why Color Matters: Designing Streetlighting for the Real Client

Davis, CA  LED Streetlight Retrofit Project 

Cambridge, MA LED Streetlight Retrofit Project 

Meet the SOLA Advisory Board

Article for APA on the “Future of Outdoor Lighting”

Join the discussion… (Smart Urban Lighting Blog)

Check out the latest news…

SOLA provides independent information for cities on smart lighting solutions based on the most current scientific research. We seek out the most innovative lighting technologies, products and companies, and review their performance, their interoperability and their real-world effectiveness. We promote visibility and safety research to support the goal of reducing total global lumens . 

SOLA is a 501c3 non-profit formed in 2001 to help communities install safe and efficient outdoor lighting and enact comprehensive community lighting standards and zoning ordinances.

We are developing workshops that will be available by webinar and are currently available for on-site training and design consultation. 

As a non-profit organization, we are always seeking funding and recruiting partners to support this effort. If you want to support the mission of providing guidance to communities in their quest to adopt smart outdoor lighting, please contact Bob Parks at bparks “at” sola.lighting.

2 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Our company installs led handrails, providing fully shielded, 3000k or under, directional light. We are trying to educate our local councils on the environmental benefits of this but it’s tough. I’d like to know more about your group, do you have a Melbourne presence?

    1. Melanie,

      No presence but would love to help as I can from Washington, DC. If you have some frequent flier points lying around I’d be happy to pay a visit to assist.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Reducing global lumens