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Old 01-15-2019, 08:34 AM
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Six weeks ago I reported the street lights out in a section along El Camino and guess what, THAY ARE STILL OUT.
If you did't report them to the power company that owns them, you wasted your time.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:29 PM
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Six weeks ago I reported the street lights out in a section along El Camino and guess what, THAY ARE STILL OUT.
Who did you report it to? I had a problem with a street light in my neighborhood, communicated it to Duke Energy and they sent out a crew within a week to fix it. Our area is serviced by Duke.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:28 PM
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Our street light had the globe blown askew by a strong wind and looked like it would crash to the ground. I forget who I called but it was fixed the next day.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:54 PM
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Definitely don't drive a golf cart at night, until you've memorized the route by day. For me that only took two trips to learn the route from my Lifestyle visit home to Brownwood center, with the first trip having occured at night (learned my lesson and remembered exactly where I got lost, when I went back the next day to figure it out). It's not just the lights that's a problem. It's the fact that you're on a golf cart and not the street. It's easy to get turned around when you're dealing with going over and under and around the main road, when the thing you want is RIGHT THERE in front of you but you can't go there from here because you're on a golf cart path!

Where we live now in the north, they switched out the regular street lamps for LED lights and let me tell you - I might as well be driving with no lights at all. Those things are horrible. They're pin-points, and the luminescence is so bright it hurts your eyes - yet the light itself doesn't travel all the way to the pavement so you're still driving in almost pitch-black conditions. In the rain it's a hundred times worse because the light reflects upward from the water on the road, creating near-blinding conditions. Seeing street signs isn't too bad, if you're driving slower than the speed limit and squint right before you pass them.
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Definitely don't drive a golf cart at night, until you've memorized the route by day. For me that only took two trips to learn the route from my Lifestyle visit home to Brownwood center, with the first trip having occured at night (learned my lesson and remembered exactly where I got lost, when I went back the next day to figure it out). It's not just the lights that's a problem. It's the fact that you're on a golf cart and not the street. It's easy to get turned around when you're dealing with going over and under and around the main road, when the thing you want is RIGHT THERE in front of you but you can't go there from here because you're on a golf cart path!
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:58 AM
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We have GPS for our golf cart paths.

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Correct. GPS, or Villages GPS App and headlights until you learn your way around. Non-issue
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:43 AM
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Definitely don't drive a golf cart at night, until you've memorized the route by day. For me that only took two trips to learn the route from my Lifestyle visit home to Brownwood center, with the first trip having occured at night (learned my lesson and remembered exactly where I got lost, when I went back the next day to figure it out). It's not just the lights that's a problem. It's the fact that you're on a golf cart and not the street. It's easy to get turned around when you're dealing with going over and under and around the main road, when the thing you want is RIGHT THERE in front of you but you can't go there from here because you're on a golf cart path!

Where we live now in the north, they switched out the regular street lamps for LED lights and let me tell you - I might as well be driving with no lights at all. Those things are horrible. They're pin-points, and the luminescence is so bright it hurts your eyes - yet the light itself doesn't travel all the way to the pavement so you're still driving in almost pitch-black conditions. In the rain it's a hundred times worse because the light reflects upward from the water on the road, creating near-blinding conditions. Seeing street signs isn't too bad, if you're driving slower than the speed limit and squint right before you pass them.
Living in the north, north Villages or not a Village resident?
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Where we live now in the north, they switched out the regular street lamps for LED lights.....

Got to agree with that. Back in UK they are changing to LED lights and the area illuminated is nothing like the good old amber glow lights we used to have, and as stated, when it rains visibility is further reduced by the road glare.
But they are a lot cheaper to run, and cost overides convenience, or choice.
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Where we live now in the north, they switched out the regular street lamps for LED lights.....

Got to agree with that. Back in UK they are changing to LED lights and the area illuminated is nothing like the good old amber glow lights we used to have, and as stated, when it rains visibility is further reduced by the road glare.
But they are a lot cheaper to run, and cost overides convenience, or choice.
This is not about street lights but The Villages recently did a renovation at Saddlebrook and in the room we use for art, the florescent lights have been replaced with newer and more effective round lights. I bet they are LED. Makes an incredible difference in seeing well there.
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There is a real problem with street lighting. At night Street signs are not visible. Something must be done
Just get some of the tug boat, locomotives, airplane landing halogen headlights that turns night into day and blinds approaching vehicles. If they aren’t bright enough drive around with your high beams on. It that not enough get you one of the red neck jacked up pickup that lights shine up into the trees and really blind on coming traffic.
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