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To: CharlyFord

ummmmmmmmmm.............

I hate to be a buzz-kill here, but streetlights always have power available to them, and utilize a light sensing switch to turn them on or off.

If you cut into the right wire on a streetlight whose bulb is “off”, (meaning it is not illuminated at the moment...) you stand a very good chance of getting fried.

Just sayin’...


7 posted on 05/08/2011 5:29:46 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Vengeance, Victory, Gratitude, Remembrance, Vigilance....)
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To: Bean Counter

What you say may be true for suburban and rural areas, bit what I have noticed in the urban areas is that there is a light sensor on one “main” pole that controls a few blocks or so of the lights “down stream”. Where I work I have seen them go on and off simultaneously for several blocks at a time. I guess it saves money on buying light sensors.


16 posted on 05/08/2011 5:50:08 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Bean Counter
Here in Sacramento we have thousands of lights that date from the 40's - 60's.

Great old lamps.

22 posted on 05/08/2011 6:27:03 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Bean Counter
I hate to be a buzz-kill here

You're no buzz-kill here. Call it occupational hazard, and if they lose they can file a claim with their insurer. *\;^)

29 posted on 05/08/2011 7:17:48 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Bean Counter

Different streetlights operate different ways. If I understand correctly you are suggesting that someone would have to go up each pole to apply a piece of electrical tape over each eye. I doubt it.


30 posted on 05/08/2011 8:24:44 PM PDT by BBell
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