posted on Jun, 30 2007 @ 02:07 PM
The orangeish type lights are High Pressure Sodium, usually 1000 Watts each, minimum. They are reknowned for casting less of a shadow on objects
hence the value for inner city high crime areas where hiding in shadows is a common thing.
Many years ago, I lived in Miami and had a choice of buying thick black out curtains in order to sleep , or the alternative, which I chose: Every
time they would replace the light, I would wait until dark, walk outside with my Colt Python .357 Magnum and shoot the light out. Bullets were cheap
then, pennies each , and after 3 or 4 times, the repair crew just gave up and left it off. I won. However, I realize that this is not the ideal
solution for most!
Nothing you can really do but get curtains or if you really want to put the lights to good use, that type of light is exactly what cannabis growers
use for blooming their flowers! If one could just rig up a pulley system and hang plants under the lights at night and bring them in during the day,
you could for once put the money spent on those lights to it's ' highest ' and best use !! Seriously though, they are a pain in the neck and too
bright to allow for coexisting with them without blinds or curtains. Be careful what you wish for if you are in a dark area; when the lights some, the
next time you see a star or the moon will be in a picture.