street lights not turned on at night?

lil_miss_giggles 13 July 2009 23

Hey everyone, over the last few days all lights in my street havent been turned on in the evenings.

Just wanted to find out if this is happening in your street or area?

Or if it’s just me!.


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Wraith Wraith 9:29 pm 14 Jul 09

Earth Hour again, oh we had that already…………..

JC JC 4:17 pm 14 Jul 09

TP 3000 said :

I don’t get why the main roads like the Drakeford Drive are all lit up at night. Now I understand why at intersections (especially uncontrolled intersections. But not the whole stretch of the road.

That is even with parts of Canberra having barely any street lights that are bright enough, the lights in Curtin are useless for motorists & pedestrians.

The lights are there to light the road. I remember when roads such as Drakeford and Ginninderra Drive didn’t have street lights along long stretches and it was very hard to see, especially off to the side of the road. High beam did wonders but with the traffic volumes we have it was next to impossible to have them. The street lights on these stretches makes a hugh difference.

miz miz 3:37 pm 14 Jul 09

Deye, smeeagain, there are the old orange lights (which shed virtually no perceptible light at all – useless unless it’s foggy! which is fairly pointless) and the new fangled orangey (slightly less orange) lights, which are far better. Some streets and bike paths still have a mixture of the two, so you can see the difference (eg the bike path between Heagney Cres Gilmore and Baskerville st Chisholm). The new ones are much safer and still penetrate the fog.

I agree, though, that I wouldn’t want to live with one of those bright white ones. They seem to be reserved for intersections or major arterials.

Davo111 Davo111 3:36 pm 14 Jul 09

google “PLATATAC” they might have some.

smeeagain smeeagain 3:15 pm 14 Jul 09

Doh! Quote above was out of order – multiple quotes don’t work the way I thought they do.

smeeagain smeeagain 3:13 pm 14 Jul 09

miz said :

Ring as soon as you notice, as it can take a few days to fix the problem sometimes.

Big tick to ACTEW for finally phasing out those useless orange [non]-lights! Can’t wait till they’re all gone.

sexynotsmart said :

This happened to us during the summer just gone.

They use these as they are still visible during the fog. The white light isn’t very visible in foggy conditions.

LoveBumps got me the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER – night vision binoculars! They seem to chew through the batteries though, even when they’re off.

The things I found amazing was the number of little kids on bikes and nocturnal birds. There must be like a colony of mopokes near Pine Island or something.

Cool – where did she get these? A military supply place? Or somewhere local like Australian Geographic shop or something?

Ceej1973 Ceej1973 1:31 pm 14 Jul 09

Peewee Slasher said :

NIGHT BINOCULARS! I’m excited already. Gonna call “she who must be obeyed” and put them on my Christmas wish list. Must think of appropriate reason for wanting them.

Hmm… Mopokes?

“Darling, I just want to watch the Mopokes outside at night”.
“No, don’t be silly. I wouldn’t perve through peoples windows”.

“Only strange men do that”.

HOOTERS?!?!?!

Does poking mo’s have any simalarity to tawning frog mouths ?

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 10:23 am 14 Jul 09

NIGHT BINOCULARS! I’m excited already. Gonna call “she who must be obeyed” and put them on my Christmas wish list. Must think of appropriate reason for wanting them.

Hmm… Mopokes?

“Darling, I just want to watch the Mopokes outside at night”.
“No, don’t be silly. I wouldn’t perve through peoples windows”.

“Only strange men do that”.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:07 am 14 Jul 09

Meanwhile everyone else in your street is thinking “this is great – get to lie in bed and see the stars.”
If only the over-achieving streetlights in this area would ‘malfunction’…

andy pandy andy pandy 8:36 am 14 Jul 09

TAMS probably forgot to pay there electric bill

deye deye 2:13 am 14 Jul 09

miz said :

Ring as soon as you notice, as it can take a few days to fix the problem sometimes.

Big tick to ACTEW for finally phasing out those useless orange [non]-lights! Can’t wait till they’re all gone.

The orange lights are much better than those garish white lights.
At least with the orange one you don’t go blind when near them and are still able to see the stars.

gooterz gooterz 12:22 am 14 Jul 09

Kambah.. ours is out too.. else its the same street?

Got told last year its to save power.. but me think thats a lie.. Getting the folks to call up and complain.. Ours is a long dark street.. with wet roads tonight. The foot path is right next to the road with nothing to stop a car swiping a person off.

This would be the 3rd year in a row we’ve complained, never seems to be any other streets besides ours!

TP 3000 TP 3000 11:13 pm 13 Jul 09

I don’t get why the main roads like the Drakeford Drive are all lit up at night. Now I understand why at intersections (especially uncontrolled intersections. But not the whole stretch of the road.

That is even with parts of Canberra having barely any street lights that are bright enough, the lights in Curtin are useless for motorists & pedestrians.

miz miz 11:10 pm 13 Jul 09

Ring as soon as you notice, as it can take a few days to fix the problem sometimes.

Big tick to ACTEW for finally phasing out those useless orange [non]-lights! Can’t wait till they’re all gone.

JC JC 11:10 pm 13 Jul 09

The lights are controlled by a light sensor, not someone flicking a switch. If they are not coming on then there is a fault with the sensor or a tripped breaker somewhere effecting the circuit, so call ACTEW and they will investigate and fix it.

Mr Waffle Mr Waffle 11:07 pm 13 Jul 09

I thought we established in the last topic about streetlights that they were useful for things like helping people on bikes, people walking home/walking the dog/catching the bus, kids sneaking around letting off fireworks, people admiring their burnout skidmarks, etc.

ant ant 10:53 pm 13 Jul 09

Is street lights being off a problem? What are they for, anyway? Flying over cities, especially in the US, really shows how energy is being burned to provide this… then you have to buy thick curtains to screen it out of one’s bedrooms.

I-filed I-filed 10:52 pm 13 Jul 09

Happens all the time in the inner north. I always assuming the government weighs up the risk of a couple of assaults against the bottom line …

Auntyem Auntyem 10:39 pm 13 Jul 09

No probs in for us in Braddon – call Canberra Connect or ACTEW (as above)

Hey – want a pair of those night vision binoculars!

sexynotsmart sexynotsmart 10:19 pm 13 Jul 09

This happened to us during the summer just gone.

LoveBumps got me the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER – night vision binoculars! They seem to chew through the batteries though, even when they’re off.

The things I found amazing was the number of little kids on bikes and nocturnal birds. There must be like a colony of mopokes near Pine Island or something.

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