Maui Ordinance Limits Outdoor Blue Light Use to Protect Birds and Turtles

Maui Mayor, Michael Victorino, signed Bill 21, an ordinance which limits the blue light content in outdoor fixtures to two percent or less in order to protect Hawai’i’s threatened and endangered sea birds and sea turtles who become disoriented by artificial light, leading to preventable injuries and deaths. The bill, which becomes enforceable July 1, 2023, also prohibits lights from being directed upward.