The phone call from your neighbor did not go well.
If you had to do it all over again, however, you are certain that the phone call would not have gone any better the second time.
Your neighbor across from the street called to tell you that she and three of her friends had decided that your house was the cause of some of the problems with vandalism in the neighborhood. She was calling to ask if you would trim the big tree in front of your house. The one that was blocking the streetlight and keeping that part of the street dark, in a time when there have more break ins than normal.
The fact that the street light on your corner is blocked by tree is not an indicator of your upkeep. It is a result of the neglect of the city. There are also cross walk and speed bump signs that are invisible because they, too, are covered by overgrown trees.
Although the call did not go well, you actually did call the city and report the lighting problem.
Street and Parking Garage Lighting Help Improve Security
An investment in high intensity illumination can help you make sure that houses, offices, neighborhoods, and public spaces are more safe and secure. In fact, outside warehouse lighting fixtures may help you get a better insurance rate, in addition to keeping both property and people safe.
Consider some of these facts and figures about high intensity illumination and the impact that the entire lighting industry has on the nation’s economy:
- Reaching as high as 60 or 70 plus lumens per watt, induction lighting has high efficacy, which means the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
- In the late 1890s, Nikola Tesla demonstrated induction lighting .
- Although LEDs last 10 times longer than HIDs, the HID headlights are about 50% brighter than LED headlights, .
- The law requires parking garage lighting to be on 24 hours a day in some areas.
- Providing up to 85% more light output, LEDs also use only 15% of the energy a standard halogen light uses.
- 22% of all electricity generated in the U.S. is used for lighting, according to information from Department of Energy statistics.
Whether you are the one deciding that your property is not well lit or you are receiving complaints from neighbors or the entire neighborhood association, it is often a good idea to add high intensity illumination in order to make sure that you are doing your part to make sure that your family and your property are as safe as possible.