New, High-Tech Solar Streetlight May Deter Illegal Dumpers. Maybe.

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The north entrance to Bernal Heights Park has been the site of many illegal dumping attacks, over the years, all done under the cover of darkness. But a new high-tech solar-powered streetlight should make the parking area a bit less attractive to debris-dumping hooligans.

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It’s “Off-Grid,” and it’s self-contained, complete with internal batteries. I only noticed it this week, but I almost walked by it without seeing it, so I wonder when it was actually installed. Neighbors?

But here’s the most important thing. It works! It really lights up!

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The extra photons will come in handy since the anti-dumping Eye of Sautrito has been largely repurposed for Burrito Railgun defense.

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15 thoughts on “New, High-Tech Solar Streetlight May Deter Illegal Dumpers. Maybe.

  1. “Almost walked by without seeing it”? How could you miss it? This thing is huge! 30 feet high and 3 feet around, made of jet black aluminum. It definitely pops out.

  2. I think the pole needs a surveillance camera (even a fake one) attached to it in order for it to really deter any criminal activity.

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  4. I think it’s an ugly pole, with an even uglier solar power screen. And its light is also ugly – the harshest possible white. I was a member of the BH infrastructure task force, and we spent a lot of time considering the quality the light from the new streetlights that went in, as well as the scale of the fixtures.

    Now, when I ride my bike up Folson Street in the middle of the night, I can count on getting blasted with penitentiary bright searchlight at the top of the hill, from a fixture that looks like it belongs on a movie set. Seems to me this could have been handled better.

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