The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Street Lighting Bureau, has installed new LED (Light Emitting Diode) street lights in the Silver Strand. According to the Department, these modern fixtures, which will be installed throughout Los Angeles, will save 40% in energy use and roughly 40,500 tons of carbon emissions a year. The lights will also greatly increase night-time visibility for pedestrians and cars in our neighborhood.
The new lights are also much brighter and whiter than the old lights. Some residents have found that they create a glare in their 2nd-story rooms. Michael Greenberg,recently elected as an interim SSMHOA Board member, has volunteered to oversee street and lighting issues in the Silver Strand. He has told us that if any homeowner finds the glare disturbing, they can contact him and he will arrange for the City to install “side guards” on the fixtures which will direct the light downwards. The City would like to install these in one visit, so please leave a comment below, as soon as possible, if you want to request a side guard and we will forward to Michael.