Hobokenpix: New Street Lamps

10/22/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 10/22/2009

Have any of you noticed some of the new street lamps being installed by PSE&G? I personally think they’re awesome. Sleek, very bright and white. At least some things are progressing in Hoboken – probably because city hall isn’t involved.

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15 Comments on "Hobokenpix: New Street Lamps"

rich k
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rich k

• PSE&G installation of high-efficiency street lighting — PSE&G is investing $50 million to replace mercury vapor municipal street lighting with more efficient induction fluorescent lighting that will provide immediate cost savings to municipalities and reduce energy consumption.

From PDF at this link http://www.pseg.com/solar4all/Attachments/July2909Solar4allrelease.pdf

Info about the lamps are on Wikipedia here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrodeless_lamp#Fluorescent_induction_lamps

The claim is that the new lamps can last as long as 20 years in street lamp applications. No reason why they can’t put a shade on it, though.

HB_Newbie
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HB_Newbie

You OBVIOUSLY don’t have a bedroom facing the street! We have already lodged a formal complaint with PSE&G. I would encourage all to do the same. If I wanted to live in Times Square, I WOULD!

hobposer
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hobposer

im going off topic slightly but on wash st there is a 4 way stop light at every intersection right? On the #’d streets it is one way each street so we can do away with 1 signal right? they do make 2 3 and 4 sided signals 🙂

homeworld
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Then pedestrians would have an even more difficult time knowing when they can cross.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
im going off topic slightly but on wash st there is a 4 way stop light at every intersection right? On the #’d streets it is one way each street so we can do away with 1 signal right? they do make 2 3 and 4 sided signals 🙂

greengarnet
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greengarnet

There is no reason why those lamps can’t be capped to direct the light downward to where it is needed. We have enough light pollution already. We don’t need more.

arielspace
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arielspace

They are way too bright from inside my apt. Why aren’t we all getting the old fashioned “gaslight” ones in most of the town?

escaped68
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a directional shade can be installed on some street light fixtures, check with PS

In response to arielspace who said:
They are way too bright from inside my apt. Why aren’t we all getting the old fashioned “gaslight” ones in most of the town?

homeworld
Member

Because those were purchased with TEA-21 federal funds which ended in 2003.

In response to arielspace who said:
They are way too bright from inside my apt. Why aren’t we all getting the old fashioned “gaslight” ones in most of the town?

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