Sunday, October 16, 2011

COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SOON


Is there not another way to help the environment than to have these horrible LED lights, I ask you. Help! The city of Los Angeles has decided that they are now going to install these vile white over bright lights through out the city. And now we have them in the neighborhood. Now my  street looks like a murder scene on a airport runway.
Los Angeles is famous for doing everything ass-backwards, so with the help of neighbors and myself walking door to door, the city now has to come back and fix the wattage and put up shields. The biggest waste of time and money if you ask me. And did I say how much I hate these lights and Al Gore if you had just talked to me first we could have come up with a better pedestrian way of helping the earth, like maybe we can stop buying cheap junk from China.
As a designer this is the worse nightmare. No one will ever convince me, ever, that this is the right way to help Mother Earth.
So, is there any one out there that hates LED lights? Please let me know so I'll feel better. Misery loves company!

18 comments:

Razmataz said...

The development of the lightbulb in the last decade is pitiful. First that awful compact florescent that takes a minute to warm up and the LED both of which give awful light. Someone needs to develop a better solution......and yes we need to stop boosting the Chinese economy.

amy said...

I wondered why I couldn't sleep last night. Could see it all the way from Houston. This has got to stop.

Sarah. . .myyellowhouse said...

I'm right up there with saving the earth from all of man's destruction but yes, I hate them as much as you do. It makes me want to move to the country and live by candlelight even more.
Wonder how many of your tax dollars are being spent for the recall out to put the shields on?!

Susie said...

Kevin...I have said for years now...not all progress is good. I hate so many things about the times we live in. Many years ago, my town had globe lights with metal caps and filligree designs. Some one thought those big glaring street lights were better, so they were installed. then after about 15 years, here we are back with lights that I swear are the originals. Go figure. I think you remember the better days too Kevin. Smiles, Susie

Amber Von Felts said...

We have a few installed up here in Ventura. I think the phenomenon is spreading up the coast!

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

My misery is feeling better. The city has confirmed thay will put a cap on my street light, but getting a lower wattage is still in question. Yikes!

Haven Conner said...

They are hideous. We're stocking up with the regular ones for our home. They are bad for people with autism and some types of pain.

Parnassus said...

You really struck a chord with this post. The government jumped on the LED bandwagon way too soon, before these new types were developed adequately.

There is an assumption that all light is equal, which is just not true. I find it much harder to see with led light--I have noticed that a weak regular flashlight is much better than a strong led one. Also, the quality of light affects psychological state, not to mention perception of beauty, and these new types fail miserably on these accounts.
--Road to Parnassus

Robin said...

Don't understand why they at least can't change the color of the light...using colored glass or something?!

Kathy S. said...

I love the purplish glow of LED white Christmas lights but that's as far as I'll go...
Hate them everywhere else!

kacky said...

I am laughing- yes it does make it look like a murder scene. I can't stand those lights. Glad to see your update at least they are putting a cap on the light.

BABYLON SISTERS said...

You are so right about this! There has to be a better solution...

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I hate them. The light they emit is just horrid. So far our street lights are the normal kind and I never thought about them changing but I'm sure it will come. The whole light bulb switch just infuriates me. The new ones are worse for the environment than the old ones.

amy said...

way to go norma rae! wish they'd have people standing outside w/ flashlights instead.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have to say I haven't noticed the street lights in Massachusetts brighter or whiter. We are going to stock pile the old bulbs though.

Margaret said...

I'd give you an intelligent answer, Kevin, but the LED gamma rays burned a searing hole in my brain. But, the blinding LED light helped me pluck my eyebrows, and now I look fabulous!

betsy said...

I was not sure what you were talking about until I bought two lamps at a sale yesterday. They had the new bulbs in them. And all I can say is that they make my apartment look like a gynecologist's exam room. Lovely.

debchester said...

This light bulb mess is a total fiasco. We can shell out $20 for a light bulb or drop one that contains mercury. How am I saving the environment by driving miles around town in search of the proper hazardous waste disposal facility so I can throw away a squiggle light bulb?

Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb so that people could stop straining their eyes and have easily affordable illumination.

Are we better off? Is the environment better off? Has the world gone nuts?