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    Default New street light too bright.

    The city street light about 75' from my property started messing up a few months ago. Ameren electric came out and changed the older orange bulb out for the new LED lights. Well, my yard went from barely lit to daylight. These things are bright! This is going to cause issues for my display, especially Halloween. Has anybody had to deal with this? If so, what did you do to resolve the issue. I am going to call the city tomorrow, but have been told by a few people it is Ameren that does the lights. Any thoughts?

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    Those new tiny LED bulbs are really Bright. they replaced them all around where i live and wow it was so much brighter. my parents decided when they first moved in they didn't want the one on the property and had them disconnect it. sure glad cause my displays would suck with it.
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    Last edited by Barnabybear; 09-30-2019 at 04:54 AM.

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    Default Re: New street light too bright.

    I will be curious how you make out with this. I was afraid of the same thing when the power company was replacing our street lights. I got really lucky though, because the street light is angled so my neighbor's house is like daylight, and mine isn't too bad. My neighbor was even complaining about how bright it was since it shines basically in his bedroom window. Funny coincidence that people who love a hobby very much into the great tech that LEDs are now facing problems with them

    Good luck!

    After posting this I was at xlights.org checking out videos and saw this and thought I'd pass along one way to maybe get around this:
    https://youtu.be/9No3sGRS-sw?t=262
    Last edited by studiopro; 09-29-2019 at 08:50 PM.

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    A local flower grower had to have the power company come out and install a shield on the new street lights around their greenhouse. The lights were so bright they were interfering with the natural growth of the plants they were producing. I've heard of others that have placed a shield of their own, strategically located, so their shows aren't overwhelmed.
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    Complain about the light being too bright in your windows at night; see if they will install a deflector/shield. I don't know that I would tell them it's because of you xmas display, though clearly that is way more important then sleeping at night!

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    Default Re: New street light too bright.

    if all else fails an extension pole, can of black spray paint and one of these will do the trick

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    Maybe try a high intensity spot light and see if you can find the photo sensor at night. If you have a tall tree or second story on your house you might be able to get up in the air enough to hit it. If you can hit the sensor maybe it will put the light out and that can just be part of your show. Show is over, spot light out and street light comes on. We have one on a tower near my house and the cops will shine their spot on it and it goes out.

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    I just got off the phone with the city. Luckily for me the person I was talking with was familiar with my displays and said they would see if they could get the light rotated away from my yard. The spotlight idea may be plan B though.

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    I have the same issue on my street. This will be the first year doing a display so I'm not sure how I'll handle the street light. There is a plug at the top of the pole that is used to power christmas wreaths the neighborhood puts up. Thought about mounting some cheap waterproof led's with the bluetooth controller right in front of the light sensor. Time for the show, open the APP and turn the leds on....street light goes off.

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