Lighting Guidebook

Flash! Signal Station North kick-off party at the YNot Lot on North Ave.
The Ynot Lot community space in Baltimore. Photo: Ana Tantaros, Side A Photography

The Signal Station North Lighting Guidebook is a publication for anyone looking to learn more about light or to improve lighting in their neighborhood. The Guidebook offers lessons on neighborhood lighting, resources, and practical information on how light works, along with historical context and municipal case studies that offer a basic grounding on light in Baltimore and beyond.

Lighting Plan

Pages from the Signal Station North Lighting Plan

The Signal Station North Lighting Plan is a formal district-wide plan designed for implementation at the municipal, neighborhood, and individual scale.

Signal Station North lighting plan

After two years of community listening, analysis, and design, we’re sharing our findings and recommendations for bringing creative, collaborative light to Station North (and beyond).

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A complete, printable PDF of the Signal Station North Lighting Plan may be downloaded below.
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Flash! guerrilla lighting on the North Avenue median. Photo: Karl Connolly Photography
Flash! Guerrilla lighting on the North Avenue median. Photo: Karl Connolly Photography

Additional projects developed by the Signal Station North team include guerrilla lighting activations, community workshops and events, and three permanent lighting installations, which will be installed in the District in 2022. We hope that these demonstration projects and the Guidebook will be inspiration and tools for anyone looking to light up their neighborhood.


Signal Station North is a unique collaboration between local artists, designers, and nonprofits, exploring light in public space to engage, empower, and enhance communities. The project is led by the Neighborhood Design Center and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Central Baltimore Partnership, BOPA, the France-Merrick Foundation and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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