The Benefits of Residential Street Lights

February 9, 2015 by Sarah Longfellow

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Whether you live in a small town or a large city, you probably take those residential street lights for granted. They are just something that you walk by each day without ever really noticing. However, those residential street lights actually provide many benefits both the city as a whole and for individual residents.
Creating an Ambiance
Everyone wants their home to be on a street that is attractive and can add to their curb appeal of their home, and streets lights come in so many different designs that they can create the perfect ambiance for your home as well as for the entire neighbor. Streetlights can range from those old fashioned oil light looking lambs to modern hanging models that can make your entire neighborhood sparkle and show off those clean streets and well manicured lawns.
Shows Off Hazards
Another benefit of street lighting is that it lights up the street at night and helps both divers and pedestrians avoid any hazards that may be in the street or on the neighboring sidewalk. Drivers can easily see pot holes, cars parked at the curb, people crossing out of the crosswalk and even the odd item that blows into the road due the wind.
Pedestrians are better to see cracks in or obstacles lying on the walkway, and the curbs on both sides of a crossing when walking at night.
Increases Safety
Having street lights near your home also increases safety. Those people who have evil on their minds tend to prefer doing their deeds in the darkness so, having those street lights in your residential neighborhood just may help to reduce those break-ins and muggings that seem to be so much a part of modern day life in both cities and smaller towns.
Best Types of Lights
The best type of residential street lights is those lights that match the ambiance of their neighborhood. For example if your neighborhood homes are made of ultra modern designs that the lights in the neighborhood should be modern as well. On the other hand, if the neighborhood is made of mostly old turn of the 20th centuries homes then old fashioned lights will best match and set off the neighborhoods.
In addition streetlights that will burn for a long time, are best suited to neighborhood use, because most cities simply don’t have the budget to have full time employees doing nothing but changing lights. So the best types of residential street lights are those that are long lasting and don’t require frequent changing.

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