New LED lighting causing complaints in San Ramon Around Town, posted by , a resident of , on Feb 10, 2013 at 6:38 am
San Ramon's new LED streetlights are coming under fire for leaving some residents in the dark. Some of the new lights are brighter but apparently don't diffuse light as well, leaving a bright ring directly beneath it, but darker just a few steps away.
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Posted by Resident, a resident of San Ramon, on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:28 am
They didn't put much thinking into it before they replaced them. They are too bright and not fit for every type of street light. By type i mean, most of the street lights are facing down with arm extending from the pole, but near Piccadilly park area, the street lights are like lamp posts, the light from these LEDs illuminates homes along with street so much that i have to get room darkening blinds now to keep the light away. It feels like a dozen flash lights are pointed at my window.
Posted by windian, a resident of San Ramon, on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:20 am
I would agree. I had to purchase night blinds for three different rooms in my house affected by the new lights on Windemere Parkway. They are unbelievably bright and ugly at night and not in a good way. So the city saves money at my expense. An unintended consequence I'm sure, but this should have been factored into the decision.