to save energy, cities darken street lights
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Some cities have closed or are considering turning off street lights to save money.
Even Fairbanks in Alaska had discussed turning off the lights, which upset local police.
According to an article by the Fairbanks Daily this summer --
Miners, up to 60% or more of the city\'s electricity bill comes from street lights. (
It looks shocking, but it was dark in the first half of this year. )
The London Times reported last week that the city council of Powis, Wales, decided to dim 64% lights.
\"I know the elderly are particularly worried,\" said a local official . \".
Santa Rosa in California, an Adopt-A-
The lighting program gives residents the opportunity to turn on the dark street lights again, and they only need to pay $150 a year for each light.
The reason for passing isa-
There are 14,500 street lights and 200 traffic lights in Santa Rosa.
It costs $1 a year.
5 million provide energy for these lights.
The city\'s general fund\'s income shortfall is expected to be within $2. 5 million.
As part of a citywide plan to reduce spending, some of the selected collectors and Middle street lights on arterial streets have been closed.
At current energy prices, the city expects the project to reduce energy spending by $150,000 a year.
Payment of $150 was submitted to the Ministry of Public Works.
The project further suggested: \"include the pole number on the check . \".
\"Let the lights have energy for two weeks.
\"It is certain that there are other options to turn on the street lights and cut the bill.
Many cities, like St.
Paul, is considering turning to more efficient light.
LEDs to keep the streets on.
Last month, Eric Taub reported on our brother blog Bits about a small pilot project in New York City designed to test Los AngelesE. D. ’s here.
Santa Rosa has moved to Los Angeles. E. D.
Technology for all street lights at intersections without adoption restrictions-a-Light program.
The mayor of Ontario, Michigan, took a different approach.
, Is considering the use of motion sensors on street lights, which will darken the lights if no activity is detected on the street.
It is also worth noting that a smarter grid could make the problem meaningless.
Street lamps are obviously nocturnal creatures, and night is the time when the demand for electricity is the lowest, so the cost of generating electricity is the lowest.
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Athens, GA is dealing with the same problem . . . . . . Despite the dramatic public anger, the lights seem to be on all the time.
Well, is it black all over the place for a year and a half?
They just happen to focus most of the darkness in one season instead of distributing more evenly.
Check your spelling!
This is a great time for sociological experiments.
Turn off the lights in an area and then connect the number of murders over a year
Ups and other violent crimes in the area.
I bet there is an exact association from the day after the lights are turned off.
Then the third factor: compare the number of traffic accidents (
Especially pedestrian injuries)
Before and after turning off the lights.
Again, I expect a direct correlation.
Think about litigation!
The city turned off the lights and became a common fault for all the crimes and injuries that took place, lawyer-warming up those red pencils because it\'s time for you to shine.
What a stupid way to save money. (1)
My advice would be to have everyone sell their city home, buy an energy efficient moble home and move to a country without street lights.
Enjoy wildlife and tranquility.
Why are Fairbanks police upset about this?
I read for the last time a long time ago that street lights are said to have no effect on the crime.
Is there any evidence that this is the case?
Of course, it needs energy and smashes the night sky.
Point A is greatv.
The same amount of darkness is everywhere.
If you do some scientific research, most forms of public lighting do more damage to night vision than help.
Area floodlights add glare levels and wash away the natural abilities we see in the dark (
And waste energy and increase light pollution).
The appropriate lighting system can enhance the contrast of various objects.
See how the airport runway is on.
There are small lights in blue, red and yellow on the runway, not huge floodlight towers.
Urban lighting needs to be completely renewed
Work, shoot the light to the ground where you are walking, not to the sky or to your eyes.
Reducing wasted light means reducing wasted energy.
In New York, I saw the street lights on during the day and they were just wasting money and energy.
Maybe the city should look into these issues instead of turning off the lights completely.
I think there was a study a few years ago that showed that the most serious crimes
The action to stop people from taking is to turn on the front porch lights outside at night.
Incredibly, the street lights were turned off.
Salute to those who think outside the box to keep the lights on through costSaving measures. Good.
Maybe we can finally reduce light pollution.
Although the reason is not entirely correct.
Anything that lets us see the stars again is an improvement.
I live in an area that doesn\'t have much light pollution and I appreciate it.
It is a myth that light can reduce crime.
There is no scientific evidence to support this claim.
Because of the irrational fear of darkness, it attracts people.
The darkness of the night is natural.
More and more studies have shown that artificial light destroys the biological rhythm of animals and plants.
The evidence suggests that exposure to light at night increases the risk of cancer in some cases.
Most outdoor lights shoot light directly into the sky, wasting up to 50% of their energy.
For valid information, please see the website of the International Dark Sky Association.
Night and darkness are natural for people.
Is our \"Brown out\" 1973?
In Burbank, California, all the other street lights were turned off, the closed business did not turn on the tent lights, and the office building was greatly reduced --hour lighting.
Remember 55 miles per hour?
I have lived in Davis, California for a while.
Not long ago, Davis enacted some kind of law, resulting in much less lights per unit of street in the city than normal.
It was a very obvious difference and I stayed there all the time before I moved there.
Main problems of insufficient lighting (
Because it\'s not all)
The dark area looks really dark, and the passage of the headlights makes it very difficult to see anything.
Finally, energy-saving measures, large and small, are being considered.
Let us be creative and use the collective wisdom of this country!
Nothing is impossible, and our ability to adapt to change is really surprising once it changes.
I like to read such articles.
I\'m really surprised that in their case, a total of $150,000 was saved out of the total cost of 1 per year. 5 million.
To save the equivalent of a person\'s salary, are they willing to risk the safety of thousands of residents?
Energy bulbs make sense, and turning off the lights makes no sense.
You can\'t really ask every resident to pay for \"their\" lights on --
This is a public service supported by taxes for the benefit of everyone. The best Eco-
Friendly solution is seamless with improved low-
Energy substitution, and cities worried about lighting costs, should lead the way by supporting the best lighting types.
I live in many different places in the city and countryside, and now I live in Flagstaff in AZ.
To be frank, I am not big in the woods because there is not much light.
I think you can say that I am more like a city girl and I like this country if I like open space.
At least I can see it.
If so, there are other options for holiday lights.
For example, if you want to turn off the porch lights at night, then why the city does not consider turning off the lights at least when the population is exhausted.
For example, about 1. m.
I live in a university town, so for us, about that time.
Since there are many students and cyclists, we must consider such a thing.
Maybe everyone can expand from there.
Cleveland also used the idea on the summer highway, but it didn\'t happen in winter due to snow.
That makes a little sense anyway.
Don\'t let the government save you money when it snows because there are no lights, the last thing we need to worry about is more than 50,000 fenders, especially on the highway
Although it may cost a lot of money to upgrade now, many people in these cities should consider switching to solar lights.
Think about savings in the long run!
So what about all the people? like myself)
Who already has enough time to walk around at night due to night vision problems?
I think I can spend thousands of dollars on night vision.
I just hope I don\'t get robbed or stolen.
This week, NPR played an article on how the Iraqi ministry of electricity is lighting up streets in Baghdad with solar street lights.
How did Bagdad lead us?
In my segment, the homeowner needs to have a front yard light on the automatic light tube switch.
There is no requirement for light intensity.
I use a CFL of 13 watts for 7000 hours and send out the light equivalent to a 60 watt bulb.
The national average cost is $0.
Every kilowatt hour of 11 watts, the 13-watt CFL, which runs 14 hours a day for 365 balances, costs about $7. 25 per year.
In addition to that, the cost of the CFL is about $2. 75.
Your total cost is no more than $10 per year!
Therefore, let the city stop lighting and let the homeowner lighting.
I was surprised that this article did not mention the International Dark Sky Association (www. darksky. org)
, Scientific research and information sources on night lighting, safety, vision, etc.
It strongly and persuasively advocates reducing outdoor lighting at night and transforming it into less polluting forms of lighting.
I would suggest that all interested people investigate the organization and its website.
RMBI agrees with one of the other posters.
Over the years, the Solar lights have lit up our front yard.
Of course, they are just small sky lights, but technology can power bigger and better street lights.
If the cost of the upgrade is split in ten years, I bet it will pay it by itself and then pay some.
Alaska can solve the problem by itself. Just as Palin.
I\'m sure she has a lot of different ideas.
The new 35 w bridge in Minneapolis uses led (
I think this is the first highway in the United States to use led in this application)
For road lighting.
Although I haven\'t driven the bridge yet . . . . . .
It will be fascinating (over time)
See how this LED road lighting works in a variety of weather conditions, traffic conditions, and whether it saves money by saving power and reducing maintenance compared to the initial fixed cost.
If people respond well to the LED lighting on this road.
Including whether it helps or hinders road safety or reduces accidents, etc.
Personally, I like to watch the stars and the night sky, but I also like to feel safe.
Also, I like to be able to see things on the road with ease (
I hate HID headlights that are invisible to other drivers, includingme).
Perhaps with LED fixtures, quality of light, color reproduction and light direction of LEDs better and the price down, we will see more LED fixtures replacing other outdoor lighting on other highways, roads, sidewalks, walls, etc. .
Especially if LEDs can concentrate light where needed (downward)
Not into the night sky.
Or, another example, avoid looking into the windows of anyone\'s bedroom.
Or other places that don\'t need to be lit at night, including direct access to anyone\'s eyes.
It would be great if we could have enough economical lighting to put the lighting where needed and we could see (more of)
Even in cities, suburbs and small towns, the night sky will appear again.
While I may be a little nostalgic, isn\'t that weird when I\'m driving in the West? There, one can see the next town a few miles ahead, where light pollution pours into the night sky.
Well, I\'ll get used to its absence when it\'s gone.
Now, if anyone takes action on the irritating and dazzling headlights of HID cars! PaulWest. St.
Paul, this dark form ends the night, piercing the memory of the light coming to the ground.
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