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Civic Traffic Signals?

By La_Tour_Maubourg 22 July 2013 28

Noticed the slimline silver traffic signals which coincided in release with the Euro number plates have been altered to resemble a typical traffic signal.

Why not install standard signals in the first place?

Why can’t we have nice things?

If it is because it is a different format in regulatory traffic control which “confuses” some motorists I suggest a follow up driving exam.

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planet42 10:12 am 26 Jul 13

Just be thankful we don’t have traffic signals like these from Taiwan 🙂 .

http://www.hobbiesplus.com.au/signspotters/taiwan's_traffic_signals.htm

thatsnotme 8:32 am 25 Jul 13

JC said :

ML-585 said :

Are you sure they’re not LED – I was under the impression that the ACT Gov is only installing LED lights now due to their energy saving. (And are also replacing existing “bulb” lights with LEDs.)

Agree that the new lights at Marcus Clarke / Rimmer and also Edinburgh / Phillip Law tended to blend in to the background — possibly because they were new lights and also were in between other sets. Cooyong / Ainslie were also a bit this way but, being pre-exiting lights, you at least knew they were there.

I am surprised someone hasn’t picked me up yet that the lights at Marcus Clarke Street and Rudd Street are not the slimline style. They are new (or maybe refurbished) and have traditional globes in them.

There are a couple of slim lines with globes though.

Now like you I had thought LED were going to be replacing globes in new installs and as they fail, but doesn’t seem if that is a hard and fast rule going by recent new lights. It is all over the shop.

They were originally slimline, they just had the backboards fitted recently. So you were right in the first place.

460cixy 8:23 am 25 Jul 13

We just want nice thing s like lights that are form over function

JC 10:14 pm 24 Jul 13

ML-585 said :

Are you sure they’re not LED – I was under the impression that the ACT Gov is only installing LED lights now due to their energy saving. (And are also replacing existing “bulb” lights with LEDs.)

Agree that the new lights at Marcus Clarke / Rimmer and also Edinburgh / Phillip Law tended to blend in to the background — possibly because they were new lights and also were in between other sets. Cooyong / Ainslie were also a bit this way but, being pre-exiting lights, you at least knew they were there.

I am surprised someone hasn’t picked me up yet that the lights at Marcus Clarke Street and Rudd Street are not the slimline style. They are new (or maybe refurbished) and have traditional globes in them.

There are a couple of slim lines with globes though.

Now like you I had thought LED were going to be replacing globes in new installs and as they fail, but doesn’t seem if that is a hard and fast rule going by recent new lights. It is all over the shop.

ML-585 1:08 pm 24 Jul 13

JC said :

For one not all are LED, the ones at the corner of Marcus Clarke Street and Rudd Street being prime examples of where for what ever reason they have the slimline lights but globes. Being a bus boy I would have thought you would know that (seeing as that intersection is the start of the bus route to Barry Drive).

Secondly at 40, my vision is perfect and I have never had an accident (touch wood), but I have trouble picking up some of the ‘new’ version lights. As I said above one of the worst is the corner of London CCT and Akuna Street when you are coming from the Constitution Ave direction. The ones on Cooyong Street near the Canberra Centre are also hard to spot.

Are you sure they’re not LED – I was under the impression that the ACT Gov is only installing LED lights now due to their energy saving. (And are also replacing existing “bulb” lights with LEDs.)

Agree that the new lights at Marcus Clarke / Rimmer and also Edinburgh / Phillip Law tended to blend in to the background — possibly because they were new lights and also were in between other sets. Cooyong / Ainslie were also a bit this way but, being pre-exiting lights, you at least knew they were there.

OLydia said :

I haven’t noticed the slimline traffic lights and don’t know what they look like. A quick Google search didn’t reveal anything. Are there any intersections still with these slim line lights?

None of these lights appear on Google streetview. All of the city sets have had the black backboards added, but the original lights are still in place. Constitution / Anzac Parade have similar lights, but they used a brown casing rather than silver.

Refer to this item for photo of the lights before the backboards were added: http://the-riotact.com/cancel-the-jet-to-milan-jeeves-weve-got-euro-styled-traffic-lights-now/80131

OLydia 10:18 pm 23 Jul 13

I haven’t noticed the slimline traffic lights and don’t know what they look like. A quick Google search didn’t reveal anything. Are there any intersections still with these slim line lights?

JC 6:46 pm 23 Jul 13

bd84 said :

I don’t understand how bright LED green, amber and red lights blend into the background of anything.. I’m yet to see lights situated in front of any similar shaded coloured items that would cause the lights to “blend in”.

Sounds like a poor excuse for idiots who don’t pay attention and need to hand their licence in.

For one not all are LED, the ones at the corner of Marcus Clarke Street and Rudd Street being prime examples of where for what ever reason they have the slimline lights but globes. Being a bus boy I would have thought you would know that (seeing as that intersection is the start of the bus route to Barry Drive).

Secondly at 40, my vision is perfect and I have never had an accident (touch wood), but I have trouble picking up some of the ‘new’ version lights. As I said above one of the worst is the corner of London CCT and Akuna Street when you are coming from the Constitution Ave direction. The ones on Cooyong Street near the Canberra Centre are also hard to spot.

Bully or you if you can pick them all up, not everyone is you and because they aren’t isn’t a reason to hand back the licence. (note of course correct Australian spelling of the word licence, though at least you too can spell that word)

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