Will light pollution be a problem at night?

No.  Mormon temples comply with all local requirements and restrictions on night-time lighting.

Edmonton Alberta Temple

Note the subdued, downward facing lighting at the Edmonton, Alberta temple.

To read what government leaders and neighbors have said, see below:

Gary Bruhn, Mayor, Windermere, Florida

“Some of the neighbors were concerned about how dramatic would the parking lights be and what was going to happen from the standpoint of obtrusive lighting. I’ve really not seen that to be the case. What I’ve seen is the lighting is subdued.”


The mayor is speaking of the Orlando, Florida temple, located in Windermere and dedicated in 1994.

Amy Wagler, Billings, Montana temple neighbor

“When we bought our house we were concerned about the lights, because we had heard there was a controversy with the temple being lit up at night. So, we did come up at night and make sure that it wasn’t too bright at our house. It isn’t, we can see the stars and everything just fine.”


The Billings, Montana temple was dedicated in 1999.