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What color street lights are better?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Highgeneral, Jun 23, 2004.

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white or yellow?

  1. white

    24 vote(s)
    58.5%
  2. yellow

    17 vote(s)
    41.5%
  1. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    Ok you know when you're driving down the road at night,and there are street lights some yellow some white. Which ones do you like the best?
     
  2. Adversary

    Adversary Chieftain

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    Bloody hell..White.
    Those yellow ones just make everything look dirty.Must admit though i prefer none at all.
     
  3. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    White, with a tinge of blue for added class :cool:
     
  4. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    that would be kind of cool.
     
  5. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    Yellow ones near residential areas so I can sleep even if there's a huge light near my window. White ones where it matters, like in public spaces, parks, etc.
     
  6. King Alexander

    King Alexander Universe explorer

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    I voted for white lights, but I'd like red ones too!(they add to make a "romantic" atmosphere............)
     
  7. Loaf Warden

    Loaf Warden (no party affiliation)

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    I don't see that a red street light would even be effective. As cool as it would look to make street lights in all different colors (blacklights, anyone?), only certain colors would provide the safety that street lights are designed to give. For my money, white is the way to go.
     
  8. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    White are easier to see whith, but yellow are more warm (not in temperature, light with more yellow actually looks more warm; that isn't just my opinion).
     
  9. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    White looks better, yeloow makes my eyes hurt.
     
  10. BassDude726

    BassDude726 It's Just a Phase

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    Hey I just thought of a cool idea... you know how on some highways it's hard to see the lines and signs at night? If they installed little blacklights all along the guardrails and whatnot, they'd glow!
     
  11. Gladinia

    Gladinia Well, who else

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  12. Siegmund

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    Red streetlights actually would have something to recommend them - illuminating the roadway to some extent while not ruining one's night vision. Wonder why no-one has tried it.....

    But, really - my preference is none at all.
     
  13. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Or they could just put reflectors on the lines like they already do.
     
  14. SeleucusNicator

    SeleucusNicator Diadoch

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    Myopic-Americans like myself have trouble seeing white street lights. Yellow for me.
     
  15. Goober

    Goober Turning Right ...

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    Yellow. I have never actually seen (or heard of) white intersection lights, except for the walk/don't walk signs. Are they effective. Anyway, yellow distinguishes the intersection lights from the street lights, which are usually white also.
     
  16. BassDude726

    BassDude726 It's Just a Phase

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    That's what he was talking about... streetlights. We have yellow ones where I live, more orangy actually. I like em fine.
     
  17. Cuivienen

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    I grew up used to the yellow ones, but I must say that, now that we have both yellow and white streetlamps around, I find that the yellow ones look "dirty." They also disturb my aesthetic sensibilities -- yellow-orange is one of the ugliest colors in existance.
     
  18. Tomoyo

    Tomoyo Fate

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    I agree with Cuivienen.
     
  19. Kyborgi

    Kyborgi Warlord

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    I kind of like the yellow but for sake of visibility, whites are better, especially when it's so dark up here in winters. Of course, there is no need for lights at all (or at least so little that the headlights will do fine) in summers.
     
  20. shadowdude

    shadowdude cynic in training

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    Generally the argue for the yellowish-orangish street lights is that they are easier on the eyes at night whereas the bright white ones tend to fatigue the eyes after a while.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the yellow street lights last longer because of the type of bulb has some type of gas that creates the light or something?
     

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