Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 17P. Smart Lighting.


§ 8–1776.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term “DDOE” means the District Department of the Environment.


(Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 1041, 57 DCR 181.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1041 of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1041 of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).

Short Title

Short title: Section 1040 of D.C. Law 18-111 provided that subtitle E of title I of the act may be cited as the “Smart Lighting Study Act of 2009”.


§ 8–1776.02. Smart lighting study.

(a) Within 270 days after March 3, 2010, DDOE shall submit a report to the Council recommending strategies and standards for optimal lighting methods and levels in the District. The report shall address:

(1) Public safety;

(2) Energy efficiency;

(3) Cost efficiency;

(4) Effects on environmental health; and

(5) Aesthetics.

(b) In producing the report required by subsection (a) of this section, DDOE shall:

(1) Consult with civil servants who have technical expertise and work for the Office of Planning, the Department of General Services, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the District Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, and appropriate federal authorities, including the General Services Administration, the Architect of the Capitol, and the National Capital Planning Commission;

(2) Solicit input from the public; and

(3) Evaluate recognized lighting standards, including standards promulgated by the Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Dark Sky Association.


(Mar. 3, 2010, D.C. Law 18-111, § 1042, 57 DCR 181; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 63, 59 DCR 6190.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-171 substituted “Department of General Services” for “Office of Property Management” in (b)(1).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1042 of Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Support Second Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-207, October 15, 2009, 56 DCR 8234).

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 1042 of Fiscal Year Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-260, January 4, 2010, 57 DCR 345).