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This section contains definitions of key words and phrases used in this chapter. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout the chapter.

A. “Director” means community development director or his/her designee.

B. “Foot candle” means a unit of illumination, equivalent to the illumination produced by a source of one candle at a distance of one foot and equal to one lumen incident per square foot.

C. “Color rendering index (CRI)” (sometimes called color rendition index) is a measure of the ability of a light source to reproduce the colors of various objects being lit by the source. It is a method devised by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE).

D. “Cutoff” means the point at which all light rays emitted by a lamp, light source, or luminaries are completely eliminated (cut off) at a specific angle above the ground.

E. “Cutoff angle” means the angle formed by a line drawn from the direction of light rays at the light source and a line perpendicular to the ground from the light source, above which no light is emitted.

F. “Cutoff type luminaire” means a unit of illumination with elements such as shield, reflectors, or refractor panels that direct and cut off the light at a cutoff angle less than ninety degrees.

G. “Glare” means light emitting from a luminaire with intensity great enough to reduce a viewer’s ability to see and in extreme cases causing momentary blindness.

H. “Light head” means the fixture attached to the light, that is separate from the light pole or standard.

I. “Light trespass” means the shining of light produced by a luminaire beyond the boundaries of the property on which it is located.

J. “Luminaire” means a complete lighting unit consisting of a light source and all necessary mechanical, electrical and decorative parts. (Ord. 032/2007 § 1)