Genuine Upgrades

Owen Adams
Owen Adams

So if you're not living in a shithole you've probably noticed that your streetlamps have been switched to LEDs. Seems like most people are replacing their headlight bulbs with LEDs as well.

Are there any other techs being adopted as fast as LEDs?

All urls found in this thread:

ama-assn.org/ama-adopts-guidance-reduce-harm-high-intensity-street-lights
sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452216305243
spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/conservation/led-streetlights-are-giving-neighborhoods-the-blues

Anthony Perez
Anthony Perez

upgrades
LED street lights
that's not how this works
sodium lamps are far better at reducing eye strain and preserving night vision. LED lights fuck with your eyes

Kayden Mitchell
Kayden Mitchell

[citation needed]

Noah Garcia
Noah Garcia

here's the american medical association
ama-assn.org/ama-adopts-guidance-reduce-harm-high-intensity-street-lights
High-intensity LED lighting designs emit a large amount of blue light that appears white to the naked eye and create worse nighttime glare than conventional lighting. Discomfort and disability from intense, blue-rich LED lighting can decrease visual acuity and safety, resulting in concerns and creating a road hazard.

Angel Sullivan
Angel Sullivan

I fucking hate LED street lights. I want that lovely soft orange glow back. So much more comfy when out at night and way better coverage, the LEDs barely light up anything. Annoying when driving too, can't tell if there's a car around a corner or another shitty street light.

Zachary King
Zachary King

how about they go after the fucking headlights of cars burning out my fucking retinas with their shit blue xenon garbage.

Charles Parker
Charles Parker

yeah that shit bothers me too
do states that mandate vehicle inspections typically look for headlight angle?

Lucas Taylor
Lucas Taylor

If we want to preserve night vision then we should switch to entirely red lighting

James Reyes
James Reyes

maybe not red exclusively, but at least yellow/orange

Logan Robinson
Logan Robinson

RGB is the cancer of the computer world, and LED's are to blame. Having any LED in your home is literally fucking up your eyes!

sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452216305243
White LEDs induce stronger retinal degeneration than fluorocompact lamps.
Exposure to LED induces breakdown of the external blood-retinal barrier.

Samuel Ortiz
Samuel Ortiz

You really should check out MSI's RGB desktop. Honestly, manufacturers just slap on some LEDs for a few cheap bucks and then add a 50-60 dollar extra price tag on them. I fucking hate it. And most good workstation motherboards have to come with it. And now MSI puts RGB on a gaming desktop. Like what the fuck? Isn't that distracting?

Colton Powell
Colton Powell

LEDlets BTFO

Dylan Diaz
Dylan Diaz

Here, blue LEDs at 500-lux 483 illuminance were toxic after 24 h of continuous exposure
We're exposed to this everyday for months/years.

Nathaniel Sullivan
Nathaniel Sullivan

replacing HID namely High-pressure sodium with LEDs
Cities that do this got fucking scammed hard, LED Isn't that much more efficient than HPS and might even be less efficient depending.
The only way LEDs can measurably consume less power than an HPS is to not be nearly as bright.
The only thing LEDs have got going for them is that they might be more reliable

Owen Evans
Owen Evans

stating up at streetlights instead of the road

Mason Harris
Mason Harris

t. people living in shitholes

I like the way they look, honestly I'm sure those studies have the animals staring at a particularly awful LED light 24/7.

These things are not a meme, everyone is switching, why are you guys being such fags about it?

Anthony Howard
Anthony Howard

continuous exposure is the same as additive exposure
Epic

Grayson Rodriguez
Grayson Rodriguez

implying the new bulbs are not networked
implying they can't selectively overdrive the lamps in areas where someone calls in 911
implying this isn't a benefit to society

Christian Rogers
Christian Rogers

The only thing LEDs have got going for them is that they might be more reliable
As an electrician who has installed, maintained, and later sold them while working for a wholesaler, I can professionally say that they are not more reliable. When LED's start to deteriorate and eventually stop working, you have to replace the whole fitting which costs anywhere from 4-20 times higher than the cost of a new bulb depending on the fitting type. Then on top of that, it takes longer to perform circuit isolation, remove old fitting, install new fitting, earth test, energize circuit, and then fault find if something goes wrong. Whereas HPS just requires a bulb change, which is quick, easy, and doesn't require you to do a fuckload of work.

Lincoln Foster
Lincoln Foster

I hate LEDs for streetlights because most people are fucking retarded.
White/Blue light pollution fucking everywhere.
They're fine if the people working the project aren't clueless and get warm hued LEDs, but most aren't.

Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell

reliable != easy to replace

Samuel Jackson
Samuel Jackson

spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/conservation/led-streetlights-are-giving-neighborhoods-the-blues

It's not hatred of LEDs, but of idiot project managers who choose the wrong hues for public lighting.
LEDs are fine, but 90% of outdoor LED lighting is terrible.

Carson Fisher
Carson Fisher

spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/conservation/led-streetlights-are-giving-neighborhoods-the-blues

Thought so, they're great in my city. I work at night so I see them the most and they are easily better. They don't hurt my eyes and the color just feels clean, like crystal water. Whenever I run into the old yellow shit it just feels oppressive.

Angel Anderson
Angel Anderson

Even then, it's still only twice the life, providing it doesn't suffer from an early life failure...

Austin Adams
Austin Adams

just feels clean, like crystal water. Whenever I run into the old yellow shit it just feels oppressive.
I think you should see a therapist.

Adrian Walker
Adrian Walker

I just mean it feels annoying, like walking into the back of a Spencer's store with all that shitty blacklight.

Jordan Martinez
Jordan Martinez

hue im an electrician and i know things
quick and easy HPS
cant be dimmed like LED or overdriven
need 4 mins+ to warm up
2+mins to restart once warm
24,000 hours lifespan

vs
being able to be dimmed or overdriven
lenses reduce glare
can be highly directional
85% energy savings over HPS
100,000 hours expected lifespan

muh expensive.
100k vs 24k and you are trying to use 'cost and efficiency' in labor as an argument, goddamn fucking brainlet.
a 30W LED lamp approximates the light output of a 80W HPS

You have never worked in the industry, and if you did you clearly sucked someones dick to ever get out of that bucket truck where you belong.
Aesthetics are a completely different opinion and I still like the yellow glow, however.

Eli Wood
Eli Wood

In the northern U.S. and Canada, LED street lights and intersection lights are really hard to see after snowfall, because the low heat output doesn't displace the snow like traditional lights.

Levi Reyes
Levi Reyes

Waiting quantum dot diode

Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes

not having peripheral vision
his surroundings literally absorb all light
back to your own dimension

Wyatt Ortiz
Wyatt Ortiz

intersection yes with the current designs that block to much wind, but streetlights don't accumulate snow on the bottom.

Brody Diaz
Brody Diaz

yellow light is comfy light

Lucas Sullivan
Lucas Sullivan

Yellow is much comfier desu.

Evan Wilson
Evan Wilson

I live in LA, and it seems like streetlights on the 5 and 605 interstates have gotten way dimmer in the last year or so.
Is it because of LED lamps?
I end up using my hi-beams every time I go night driving.

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