In our earlier article, we published City Councilmember Bruce Harrell’s press release about the new LED streetlights coming to residential streets north of 65th to 145th. At that time, the new lights were installed in Olympic Manor and some areas south of 85th. Shortly thereafter, LED lights graced the enclave of West Crown Hill. A few weeks later, work appears to be complete on the non-arterial streets and we should all be basking in the new moon-glow lights. In a decidedly non-random sampling of folk at some block parties for Night Out Seattle, about two-thirds of us like the seemingly brighter lights. Others indicated they did not like them for one reason or another, such as “too bright,” “shines in my window at night,” “too blue.” Some folk were astonished at being able to discern colors at night.
From a quick, non-exhaustive survey around the neighborhood, it appears that the following streets have yet to be completed:
- 15th Ave NW south of 95th
- 8th Ave NW south of 100th
- 14th Ave NW north of 100th
- streets in Blueridge with metal light poles
One of the comments in the earlier article inquired about streets that have no streetlights at present. Those streets are not covered by this re-lamping project.
What do you think of the new lights? Add your comments below.