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

  1. RonMonster says:

    The new light also illuminates the crosswalk area for pedestrian safety!

  2. Bocana Planter says:

    “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.

  3. Judge Crater says:

    It had to have been very recent. In the last few days I believe.

  4. someJuan says:

    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.

  5. veatchlaw says:

    It was installed last Monday, the 17th. I noticed the crane, walked up from our place on Ripley St., and chatted with the installers as they put it together.

  6. olive says:

    Wow! How much did that cost?

  7. Pete says:

    Interesting that the picture has a pick-up truck in the background, loaded with junk?

  8. Wayne Veatch says:

    Why is this Disney ad in here? How can we nix it and others?

  9. Peter says:

    wow, can we get one for the public steps near our house on Coleridge?

  10. Ok says:

    Let’s put some cameras up! Kickstart that sh*t up!

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  12. Chris Wit says:

    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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