Recently I took a trip to the Florida Panhandle. A big part of the trip was spent in looking at outdoor lighting. A lot of what I saw there reminded me of a song by Huey Lewis and The News, Bad is Bad.
Yes, I saw some good lighting, but the bad really is bad and, in some cases, it far outweighs the good. Let me show you some examples. (Note: These are daytime photos and it may be that some of the lights are no longer active.)
Here's a streetlight that illuminates an otherwise empty area by the beach:
But it isn't all bad (although it does get worse further down below). I was encouraged to see that some newer, full cutoff fixtures like this one are starting to appear:
Here's another example of some standing right next to modern, full-cutoff LED fixtures:
And speaking of painful, it doesn't get much worse than this:
Moving on, I'll close with some shots that are more relaxing. First, the crescent Moon over the lighthouse in Lighthouse Park on St. George Island:
Sunset at St. George Island State Park: