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I'm going to say that a lot of your street lamps are likely nearing the end of their life cycles. Generally, street lamps utilize high-pressure gas bulbs, such as ionized mercury or sodium. Nearing the end of their life cycle, they begin to alternate being on or off, and this increases in frequency before, finally, they burn out. Source(s): I'm an electrical engineer with GE Canada.
Originally posted by Rezlooper
reply to post by DaTroof
Yeah, I was going to say energy savers. Don't know how it works, but I've always noticed city lights going out and slowly coming back on like this too. I just figured it was energy savers. Not all city lights will do this though so your explanation here works best.edit on 3-1-2013 by Rezlooper because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SalientSkivvy
Awesome, thanks for all your replies!
...energy savers.... Interesting..... As I said, Iv always kinda been a skeptic with the supernatural, but am always willing to listen to options, and theories...
... Still, there's this feeling like there's something more....
Originally posted by Char-Lee
I wonder if it relates to the fact that our cable TV is glitchy all the time now, the picture blinks and wavers all the time.