25 September 2012
We recently heard a story on the news about a nearby community, Richmond Heights that caught our attention. The city is going to be reducing the number of street light in half on a few main roads. According to Fox 8 News, they will start using every other street light on some major streets to save the city $50,000 per year. The Police aren't anticipating any major problems due to the changes. But it is reported that residents and local business owners are concerned about an increase in crime rates, since darker spaces offer a greater opportunity for burglars to strike without being seen.
The city is currently starting with majors roadways, but if they start to reduce side street lighting, more residents will be affected. An easy solution for anyone living in this community or on any street with poor lighting, would be to install some outdoor battery powered lights around their home and yard. The Mr. Beams battery operated LED lights provide an affordable way to keep areas lit in darkness for safety and security purposes. All Mr. Beams lights (excluding the under cabinet) are designed for outdoor use with weatherproof/water resistant seals. Plus they are super easy for anyone to install. Our Mr. Beams Outdoor Security Spotlight offers owners a sense of security, knowing that these lights will brightly light up when any motion is sensed within 25 feet. Did you hear a noise outside and want to check your yard just in case? Purchase a Remote Controlled Outdoor Spotlight that will activate with motion, but can also illuminate your yard with the click of the remote, for extra peace of mind. And for pedestrians, customers and your own safety, residents and business owners can easily line walkways and paths with the Mr. Beams Path Lights with Remote Control. They will stay dimly lit from dusk to dawn to outline walkways so no one trips. Plus they will alert you when someone is walking up to your door by lighting up brightly when someone walks by.
While you cannot control your city's money saving strategies or the street lighting in your neighborhood, you can control the amount of light on your property, no wires or electricians required! Read the full story about the Richmond Heights community here: http://fox8.com/2012/09/21/citys-money-saving-measure-concerns-residents/