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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 10:44 PM
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This is a legal question, which pertains to a garden issue.
I looked for the legal forum, but I couldn't find it. If someone knows where it is, please direct me in that direction, however, this is the question:

Because I'm under a canopy of trees, my backyard is pitch black at night. I've slowly incorporated solar lights and other garden features which during the day may look ordinary, but at night, brings a new dimension to the backyard. Now, my new neighbor has shown every indication of being extremely skittish. His house looks like he secretly wanted a zero lot line, there's too much house for the property. I fully expect him to put flood lights on the side of his home which will encroach unnecessary light into my property. So my question is, do I have any legal right to have him turn down his brights? Or redirect them away from my property so it doesn't interfere with my solar lights, which produce a nice subdued lighting?
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 11:03 PM
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1. Check with your local zoning agency.
Not legal advice, just a starting point. There may be specifications on outdoor lighting. My county stipulates height of lights, for example. The lights can't be above the maximum height allowed for fences.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 06:38 AM
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2. Thank you!
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 11:47 AM
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3. Get you community to enact a dark-skies/efficient-lighting ordinance
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