By now you’ve probably heard that cities have been facing an increasing amount of light pollution in recent years.

From cars to lights to homes, it seems like cities are constantly being bombarded by light pollution.

And while there’s no easy way to predict which city lights will emit the most amount of energy, there’s some general advice to give you to help make sure you don’t damage your property, your health, or your sanity.

Below are 10 things to know when lighting is on in your city.