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Old 06-27-2008, 12:20 PM   #11
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Maybe part of the reason you have not had crime is because you do not have that darkness
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:26 PM   #12
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Naw. It's because I have Judo training and everyone in the world knows it.

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Old 06-27-2008, 12:27 PM   #13
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:30 PM   #14
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Goodweed, just so you know, we have no street lights. That's why our post lights are so necessary.
When one or another of us walk out dogs late at night, this is our only safety.
We see shooting stars and the constallations nightly, and love telling our neighbors about it.
I was trying to gain positive info, if you haven't guessed, to try and convince the negligent neighbors, the cost wasn't worth the security.
I have converted all indoor bulbs to those curly, "energy smart" bulbs, but my post light has candleabra size bulbs. They have yet to make, or I can't find that size in the "energy smart" catagory.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #15
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Maybe for safety you should install motion sensitive

lights. Sure sometimes when it is windy the moving bushes set mine off but only because I have't bother to fine tune the adjustment. This way anyone walking would turn the light on when they need it and when nobody is out and about the lights would be off saving electricity.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #16
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lights. Sure sometimes when it is windy the moving bushes set mine off but only because I have't bother to fine tune the adjustment. This way anyone walking would turn the light on when they need it and when nobody is out and about the lights would be off saving electricity.
Excellent suggestion!
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #17
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Goodweed, just so you know, we have no street lights. That's why our post lights are so necessary.
When one or another of us walk out dogs late at night, this is our only safety.
We see shooting stars and the constallations nightly, and love telling our neighbors about it.
I was trying to gain positive info, if you haven't guessed, to try and convince the negligent neighbors, the cost wasn't worth the security.
I have converted all indoor bulbs to those curly, "energy smart" bulbs, but my post light has candleabra size bulbs. They have yet to make, or I can't find that size in the "energy smart" catagory.
I see your dilema. I wonder if LED Christmas bulbs would fit in your light fixtures. If so, that could help solve you problem.

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Old 06-27-2008, 01:27 PM   #18
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Oh man, this is a great topic. I have street lights on my street and I have a really big porch light. I live right downtown and I worry about crime or other unsavory activity gong on if it's really dark. (Plus, the hookers at the end of the street need some light to conduct business.) But I do worry and feel guilty about the amount of electricity it uses.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:16 PM   #19
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My safety and well-being are far more important to me than saving a few cents worth of electricity. No way would I walk on a dark street just to save a few cents.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:21 PM   #20
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If you pay what I pay for electricity (I pay about 17 Cents per KWH), a 100 watt light bulb will burn for 10 hours for 17 cents.
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