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Despite mounting criticism, bill to limit outdoor lights on Maui moves forward

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Bird light bill

Maui's skies could soon become darker at night -- after lawmakers advanced a bill today that would restrict some outdoor lighting.

WAILUKU, Hawaii (KITV4) -- Before clearing an 8-1 vote in front the Maui County Council Tuesday, Bill 21 saw staunch support and criticism. The measure proposes to limit the blue light content in outdoor fixtures to 2 % or less, as well as have lights pointed down and covered. 

Low wattage lights for holiday decorations and cultural festivals, non-ocean front homes, and sporting events would be exempt from the rule. 

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