Village of Old Field, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Field 11-14-2000 by L.L. No. 4-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 121.
No person, firm or corporation, its agent, servant or employee, shall install, operate or maintain on private property in the village any exterior light, lamp or other artificial illumination which is not in compliance with § 68-2.
All exterior lights, lamps and other artificial illumination ("exterior lighting") shall be arranged, placed, oriented and operated with the required wattage, reflector, refractor and screening that will ensure:
The light beam or any part thereof will not project beyond the property line of the premises of the owner or occupant.
The light emitted will not be directed at or towards an adjoining property or residence on an adjoining property.
The light source will be oriented, hooded and shielded to the degree necessary and equipped with the minimum wattage so that glare from the light source will not be an unreasonable nuisance to the adjoining property. For purposes of this chapter, lighting glare shall constitute an unreasonable nuisance to an adjoining property if the light projected exceeds 0.2 of a footcandle at any point on the adjoining property.
No light shall be directed upon any surface which shall reflect the beam beyond the property line of the premises of the owner or occupant. Light overspill shall not create shadowing discernible without instruments on any adjoining property.
Exterior lighting not affixed to a building and controlled by automatic sensor controls shall turn off after 10 minutes.
The mounting height of any exterior light on a building shall not be above the roof line.
The overall height of any exterior light not affixed to a building shall not exceed 10 feet. All exterior lights not affixed to a building shall be shielded on the top and sides and shall be directed straight down and the lamps shall not exceed 150 watts. Exterior lights in excess of four feet in height which are not mounted on a building shall not utilize the following lamps:
High-pressure sodium;
Low-pressure sodium;
Metal halide;
Halogen; or
No exterior light shall be placed so as to shed light directly upon any public street so as to interfere with motorists' vision or otherwise affect safe driving conditions on any street.
No flashing or neon exterior lights shall be permitted. Holiday lighting, comprising of string lighting and other illuminated articles, shall be permitted only during the traditional holiday period, or when not visible from the roadway or adjoining property.
No exterior lighting used to illuminate a residential entrance sign or dock shall be permitted when the light used for illumination is reflected on any adjoining property, water surface or roadway.
Any exterior lighting presently installed on the effective date of this chapter in violation of the above standards shall be brought into compliance with the provisions hereof within six months thereafter.
The Zoning Board of Appeals of the village, after a public hearing, may grant variances from the requirements of this chapter pursuant to its authority to grant variances under the Village Law.