Can you tell me the dark sky option means for Troy Lighting items?
Answer: The Dark Sky Compliant option basically means that the outdoor lighting fixture features a design such that light will only be directed downward (by adding another metal shade for Troy Lighting Circa 1910 Traditional Wall Sconce); no light shines upwards, keeping the sky dark. Such compliance exists because certain residential communities feels that light shines onto neighboring property is annoying, wastes energy, and obscures the night sky.
Dark sky Compliance reduces light pollution and sky glow, allowing people to view the stars more clearly without the sky glow. Therefore, certain communities would only allow Dark Sky Compliant outdoor lighting fixtures. Furthermore, lighting that glares in your eyes is a potential safety hazard. Please note that it will take up to 3 weeks to ship Troy Lighting Circa 1910 Traditional Wall Sconce (TL-B-9271-OR), if you pick the Dark Sky option.