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Cranky Brooklyn Residents Sound Off on New LED Streetlights

March 26, 2015
A city-wide program that will eventually convert 250,000 streetlights on New York City streets to LEDs is being panned by Brooklyn residents who don’t like the color of the light the new LEDs are emitting.

A city-wide program that will eventually convert 250,000 streetlights on New York City streets to LEDs is being panned by Brooklyn residents who don’t like the color of the light that the new LEDs are emitting.  According to the article in the New York Times, one resident said the light made her feel “like I’m in a strip mall in outer space,” “I don’t want to come off as melodramatic, but it really is horrible,” said Jolanta Benal.

A fellow Brooklyn resident taped heavy black trash bags over her apartment window to block out the offending light and another Brooklynite said in the article that his street now looks like "The Night of the Living Dead" after sunset because of the new LEDs.

The New York Times article

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