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Old 08-08-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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I like to walk around the dark. Streetlights interfere with night vision and the natural feel of night.


Modern streetlights that are 50 feet high off the ground are great for cars but not so good for walking and cycling at night. What do you mean by night vision? For a second I thought you were referring to night vision goggles. Yeah, it has to be almost pitch dark for those to work.
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Modern streetlights that are 50 feet high off the ground are great for cars but not so good for walking and cycling at night. What do you mean by night vision? For a second I thought you were referring to night vision goggles. Yeah, it has to be almost pitch dark for those to work.
I was exagerrating a bit, most streetlights aren't that bright. Ever walk around at night in a lightly developed area or hiking trail? Your eyes adjust after some time to the darkness and you can see a general overview of your surroundings. That's your night vision. A bright light destroys your night vision. What I'm talking about is a bit of a tangent from places the OP has in mind, though.

There was a network of trails in a preserved piece of woods near my parent's house. I used to be able to walk through them and navigate them without any light (and probably slightly tipsy, too). Others were surprised I'd even consider it. Navigation was probably only because I had walked through in the daytime, but still I had to be able to see a little bit. The lack of artificial light did make it more fun and an adventure, and I felt more proud of myself.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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There was a network of trails in a preserved piece of woods near my parent's house. I used to be able to walk through them and navigate them without any light (and probably slightly tipsy, too). Others were surprised I'd even consider it. Navigation was probably only because I had walked through in the daytime, but still I had to be able to see a little bit. The lack of artificial light did make it more fun and an adventure, and I felt more proud of myself.

Even better, get yourself one of these.

Night Owl Night Vision
http://www.amazon.com/Night-Owl-Opti...5XHPP4J3MWMCA6



Looks pretty cool. I might get me one myself.
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