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Old 04-22-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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The streetlights on South Lake Shore Drive are being switched to white bulbs from the peach/pink that covers the rest of the city. It starts around 31st and the lights are white until around 47th Street. Anybody know if this is going to happen throughout the city?

/Streetlight CFLs?
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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That is strange. I wonder why they would be changing the bulbs to white
must be to conserve energy
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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don't they just turn pink aftet a while
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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the peach/pink that covers the rest of the city.
What?
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Peach/pink? I always thought of them as orange.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:52 AM
 
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I thought of them as orange as well, and yes, they're phasing out the sodium lights and going w white led to save money on elec. Its mostly just trial now.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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The light is yellow. Once the bulbs start to get older the light looks orangish.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Beautiful and sanitary DC
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I thought of them as orange as well, and yes, they're phasing out the sodium lights and going w white led to save money on elec. Its mostly just trial now.
Where'd you hear this? I talked at length in late 2010 with someone from the Bureau of Electricity about LEDs, and he said that such trials were over. They don't yet deliver the light "needed" by Chicago, or rather by Mayor Daley. A few streets -- all IDOT roads -- were going to be switched from sodium to metal halide thanks to a recent grant; that will give them a bluer/whiter glow.

Also, he confirmed that no, it's not just me: the lights do keep getting brighter.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Here you go:

Chicago starts replacing lights that have shrouded city in orange glow - chicagotribune.com
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Thank you for the link. I hope they replace the bulbs one-by-one as they burn out instead of paying all kinds of extra labor to swap out perfectly good bulbs. We may have a year or so of both types of bulbs, but so what? Many households are switching to CFL bulbs, but I don't know too many people who immediately changed all the bulbs in their house.
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