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"The lights went out, the oil ran dry."

We're having a burst of March here in the middle of July, temperatures in the low sixties (night) and mid seventies (day), clouds and rain. One day was a nice relief from the heat. Three days is maddening. And also maddening is the abrupt replacement of our warm, comforting yellow incandescent streetlights with nightmarishly bright blue LEDs, with no thought to how this will affect people's ability to sleep or wildlife. Or my ability to look out the window at night. But, hey, it saves our lying, corrupt city and state governments $24 million dollars over the course of eleven years (they're replacing all 16,800 lights). And I guarantee you that, via graft and kickbacks, there are assholes making a tidy little fortune off this.

That is all.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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Marc D. Goldfinger
Jul. 10th, 2016 03:06 pm (UTC)
You said it.
I love your blog.
sovay
Jul. 10th, 2016 03:35 pm (UTC)
And also maddening is the abrupt replacement of our warm, comforting yellow incandescent streetlights with nightmarishly bright blue LEDs, with no thought to how this will affect people's ability to sleep or wildlife.

That looks unbearably glaring.
ladyblue56
Jul. 10th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC)
The change in bulbs is horrible w. the LED lights. Yes, there's someone pocketing a tidy profit on this deal instead of it being an action of what is better for the citizens/town.

The street light behind our house (on the main street) was changed to one that shines much brighter but it is yellow and not blue. Even w. the blinds turned we have light on the patio and back of the house that can be glaring if you go outside bc of the angle. To see the fireworks in the neighborhood we were out front away from this one street light. So far the town has not changed the lights on our street and they're bearable for walking at night. I guess I'll be wearing sunglasses to walk if the ones on our street are also upped in wattage.
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