How Much Does Public Lighting Illuminates Residential Areas
We believe that with the development of new zoning and residential areas, public lighting should be required and wiring should be required to be buried underground. We are consistent with our theory that walking or cycling communities are highly desirable.
In existing residential areas, residents' preferences are often the most important factor. Some communities feel safe and semi-rural, and unless it is necessary for driver safety, public lighting(CLASSIC) will only annoy residents.
Even so, by using simple reflectors instead of well-designed public lighting plans, you can better highlight specific drops or other roadside hazards. In many places, residential public lighting has been added and the bulbs have only been replaced when residents complain.
Typically, you can pay for the installation through a special assessment, which is a voluntary tax on specific residents and/or business groups. The special assessment will take effect within the specified number of years and is usually paid monthly as part of the utility bill.
Of course, a special assessment that is paid monthly or annually “running with the property” means that if the home is sold, the next homeowner is also responsible. In some countries and situations, one-off special assessments are also legal.
For residential streets, the recommended interval between fixtures is typically every 400-600 feet, but it is more practical to consider local climate and tree coverage before making a decision. The color and reflectivity of the street surface is also important.
When the distance is not easily divisible by the recommended interval, decisions and therefore conflicts are also common. So be prepared to have some warm conversations with citizens.