Petitions for Bright Street Lights
I just learned from Alelia at SCE that there are petitions available to REMOVE the horrible new streetlight bulbs = yay! These petitions require that you get signatures from the occupants of the 5 nearest houses/buildings in each direction of the light. They also have to do a safety analysis to ensure that it’s not a high-risk area for accidents.
Energy Program Supervisor
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA, Public Works
(805) 564-5474 | AParenteau@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
This week Edison replaced the street lamps on our street, in the 1600 block of Mountain Ave, and I feel like I’m living inside a sports arena. This photo is taken at night time, but it looks like daylight!
I called the City to complain to the person who was in charge of replacing the City’s lights, Alelia Parenteau. The City successfully used a LED fixture with a lot of cut-off for less light bleed in many parts of the City. Edison did not use the same fixture and it is obvious. Alelia said she’s had many calls of complaints about the fixtures and that she is trying to get Edison to change them or shroud them or dim them.
If you would like to email her with your concerns or complaints about the light fixtures near your house, she said it would be OK: email@example.com. I’m sure she needs as much support as possible to get Edison to change them, and email communications are easier to save and track. Her work number is 805-564-5474. She assured me that she is trying, but it may take time.
The City of Santa Barbara also issued a statement [Monday] stating that anyone could call the above number to request a shroud be placed around the new lights if they are being bombarded with light the way our house is.