Reader Mail: Neighbor hates the dark

1/23/2008:

In today’s reader mail segment, we have a resident who finds a neighbors decision to light their backyard with airport runway lights in the middle of the night, in the dead of winter, a bit ridiculous. Why? he asks.

Is this really necessary?

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“I thought you might get a kick out of this photo. It was taken at about 10:30pm (and stayed like this all night.) After repeatedly complaining about the amount of light this person on Garden is flooding into the back of our house on Bloomfield they decided that instead of installing a timer or turning them off they would instead leave them all on for no good reason. Its 34 degrees outside and they aren’t even using the yard. This light as you can see is illuminating everyones home. For what?”

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76 Comments on "Reader Mail: Neighbor hates the dark"

aoland
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[Huge thanks for this post. Not just from me, as I live behind this guy, but from my neighbors to the north and south of me, who have voiced their appreciation as well.

For the record, I did talk to the homeowner some time ago and he acknowledged it was “light pollution” (his term, not mine). When I asked him if he planned to change out the lights, I received a vague, non-committal answer.

I must note that since this post went up, the lights have not been on. Never underestimate the power of the internet.]

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”64590″][quote comment=”64500″]Wait, I thought you were engaged to a girl? ? ?[/quote]

I’m a woman who was engaged to a man with an exgirl-friend. I’ve since married the fellow.[/quote]
Damn it all, I’m not even close. Either way, congrats on the nuptials.

😆

Journey
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Journey

[quote comment=”64500″]Wait, I thought you were engaged to a girl? ? ?[/quote]

I’m a woman who was engaged to a man with an exgirl-friend. I’ve since married the fellow.

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”64499″]My hubby doesn’t have an account here but often says things I think would be fun to post…

When I showed him this (http://dvice.com/archives/2008/01/lenard_audio_be.php) he said he would get a set if he lived next door to the folks with the backyard lighting.[/quote]
Wait, I thought you were engaged to a girl? ? ?

Journey
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Journey

My hubby doesn’t have an account here but often says things I think would be fun to post…

When I showed him this (http://dvice.com/archives/2008/01/lenard_audio_be.php) he said he would get a set if he lived next door to the folks with the backyard lighting.

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