Humans evolved to the rhythms of the natural light-dark cycle of day and night.

The spread of artificial lighting means most of us no longer experience truly dark nights. Meanwhile, research suggests that nighttime artificial light can negatively affect human health, increasing risks for obesity, depression, sleep disorders, diabetes, breast cancer and more. Purchasing fully shielded light fixtures that minimize skyglow, glare and light trespass helps customers use light wisely. The Home Depot is furthering their commitment to strengthening the global dark sky movement by providing our customers with outdoor lighting options that help with the fight against light pollution. We are pleased to announce that fixtures certified by the International Dark Sky Association now qualify for the Eco Options program under Healthy Home.