Essential Facts About Modern Street Lights

Among the most important things which are less appreciated and are often taken for granted are modern street lights. Street lights have been around longer that most people these days could ever remember. We seem most of the time yet most of us fail to realize its real value. It provides light in our way when we walk along main streets and alleys, it helps us find our way to work, and it keeps us safe while we are driving towards our destination. If you think thoroughly, you will see that it actually provides a lot of benefits for everyone. If you understand its real essence, then and there you will see how valuable this things we see almost anywhere we go. The development of these artificial light sources may have come a long way back but it surely will be very valuable in many years to come and, who knows, maybe forever. Since it was created, it has surely evolved into something more useful. One could not even count the benefits it provides not only to humans but only to the environment as well.

today's modern street lamps have many types and models

Among the main reasons why it was created in the first place is for us to do different activities after the sun has set like driving and walking from one place to another. Among its main benefits is that it prevents road accidents from happening. Sure our vehicles now come with hi-tech lighting systems but the road is a lot safer with the presence of street lights. Another big help that it provides is helping reduce crime rate in almost all parts of the globe. People are prone to getting robbed or attacked if they pass by dark areas. With the installation of modern street lights, criminals are easily caught and are apprehended by law enforcement officers before they hurt anyone or take away their valuables. Not only does it help illuminate roads or streets, it also helps illuminate houses nearby and other establishments. As mentioned earlier, they are also beneficial for the environment as there are many types of street lights which conserve energy. Among the most popular types are the solar street lights, LED street lights, and fluorescent street lights. Because of their many benefits and uses, they are now used by almost all people in different countries most especially in main roads.

Installation of modern street lights is necessary to keep certain areas safe. Setting this lighting system up is not that difficult to do especially if local government officials would help make it possible. They are also available in many different types, they are manufactured by several companies, and they are made available worldwide. Its real value should not be overlooked. It has proved to be very useful in the past, in the present, and will be in the future. There is almost no reason not to have this system set up in major roads or streets. There are surely more advanced ones that will be developed in the future to keep the new generation safe and provide more benefits to them.

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3 Responses to "Essential Facts About Modern Street Lights"

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  2. Unfortunately, the majority of modern and old street lighting, such as the example posted in this photograph, fail to correct the issues of light pollution and its harmful effects on human health, ecosystem, environment. Responsible street lighting keeps the light on target-- which ought to be the street and sidewalk ONLY, and should not trespass onto neighboring homes or other properties; nor go upwards into the night sky; nor upwards into trees of nesting birds; nor sideways directing glare into the eyes of pedestrians, bicyclists, or drivers-- especially into aging eyes of 40 years and over. The color spectrum is very important. Bright white, which is high in the blue spectrum ought to be outright banned from outdoor use. This spectrum is proven to be the most disruptive to the circadian of nearly all lifeforms, including humans. This is responsible for higher risks of breast, prostate, colon, pancreatic, and some lymphoma cancers; sleep disorders; mood disorders including depression, aggression, suicide; type 2 diabetes, obesity and more. The reasons are complex and stem from the evolution of life on the planet with a near 24hour circadian rhythm of night and day. Artificial light at night signals the brain to suppress essential melatonin, which trigger significant physiological effects to nearly every cell in the body. This is well-researched and documented. Blue spectrum at night also interferes with the migration of birds and butterflies. There have been some wonderful developments in modern street lighting. One example is adaptive intelligent lighting, which permits lights to be dimmed down with timers, but which brighten on demand by motion detection or by a cue from emergency personnel. Many street, yard and porch light fixtures currently on the market ought to be retrofitted or replaced with fixtures that are responsible, effective and safe for all concerned... if it is determined it is actually even needed at all. Please use artificial light at night responsibly.

    1. maybe you are referring to is street lighting with intelligent light system which unfortunately requires a lot of investment costs that are rarely used, and perhaps only in a few major cities in large countries that use the system.


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