Bob Crelin biography
Since 1994, Bob Crelin has been actively working with community and state lawmakers regarding outdoor lighting concerns. A published author on outdoor lighting reform (LD+A 8/99, Sky & Telescope 12/02, Night Sky 9/04), Bob has also written and enacted successful outdoor lighting regulation in the town of Branford, Connecticut (1997), where he now serves as lighting consultant. As a result of Branford's success, he has consulted several other New England and national municipalities in the development of new regulations/ordinances. Bob was also involved in the enactment of three pioneering Connecticut state roadway lighting bills (passed June, 1995, June 2001 & June 2003).

Co-founder of Lighting by Branford, LLC manufacturing, Bob invented the patented GlareBuster™, a unique, 'dark sky' floodlight for homeowners, which won a 2008 Lighting for Tomorrow award from the American Lighting Association. His regular speaking appearances include school astronomy education programs and author appearances for his popular children's book There Once Was A Sky Full of Stars (Sky Publishing). A longtime member of the International Dark Sky Association and former member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, he also spent many years serving on the Board of the Astronomical Society of New Haven, CT. Bob's outdoor lighting presentation, Promoting Responsible Outdoor Lighting in Communities has assisted many communities in the enactment of lighting regulations, and it is regularly requested by lawmakers and concerned groups around the Northeast.

Bob is the recipient of the 2004 Walter Scott Houston Award, presented by the Astronomical League, Northeast Chapter for his dark sky efforts.