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annoying street light

Started by RFSOD, 01/14/2013 06:58PM
Posted 01/14/2013 06:58PM Opening Post
Any thoughts on how to deal with an annoying street light that is positioned in my south view about 40' from me. It is about 15' tall.
Thanks,
Roland
Posted 01/14/2013 08:50PM #1
Have you called the city or power company? If you explain the nuisance, they will often shield the light or paint the glass that faces your lot. Not a perfect solution, but better than none.

Jim McSheehy
Posted 01/15/2013 07:35AM #2
Maybe you could make a light shield at the end of a long pole that you could hang over the light.
Posted 01/15/2013 09:59PM #3
Roland Schwarz said:

Any thoughts on how to deal with an annoying street light that is positioned in my south view about 40' from me. It is about 15' tall.
Thanks,
Roland

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Posted 01/16/2013 09:51PM #4
If you can aim a red laser pointer into the window on the light sensor on top of the light (typically on the north side of the fixture), it will turn the light off. You have to mount your laser on a tripod and keep it on for the duration of your observing session, but I've done it and it works!

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