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Old 06-21-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Thanks for the update. Where in East Atlanta?
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I do not really have an opinion about whether LED is better or worse. I'd just go along with clear street signs at intersections.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:34 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Some of them are too bright and can be blinding from a distance. The old hps lamps were better for a soft glow of light at night. The street doesn't need to be lit up like daylight.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Some of them are too bright and can be blinding from a distance. The old hps lamps were better for a soft glow of light at night. The street doesn't need to be lit up like daylight.
LEDs use less electricity and last longer.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Daylight on certain streets could improve safety.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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I have neighbors who had the county (Cobb) install some new LED street lights, and, Lord Have Mercy, they are insanely bright. It's like daylight on that side of our yard. Seriously, it can't be good for wildlife.

Any suggestions for ways we can minimize the brightness (on our side at least?) Thankfully, thicker summer foliage has helped temporarily...
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I have neighbors who had the county (Cobb) install some new LED street lights, and, Lord Have Mercy, they are insanely bright. It's like daylight on that side of our yard. Seriously, it can't be good for wildlife.

Any suggestions for ways we can minimize the brightness (on our side at least?) Thankfully, thicker summer foliage has helped temporarily...
Bright yards help to make criminals think twice about breaking into a home or car.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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I noticed my street got these with in the last week or two.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Lindbergh
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I've noticed a bunch along sections of W Wesley Road.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:45 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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LEDs use less electricity and last longer.
This is the usual argument but let's see how the residents who post feel about their new streetlights.
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