Have you ever gone on a night drive and found yourself in a dark and creepy crossroad? Most of us don’t realize this, but street lights play the very essential role in our nightly life. If you’re a driver then you probably know what I’m talking about. Even if you have brand new headlights on and a 20-20 vision, it’s still not enough to ensure your safety especially at night. Maybe you’ll just notice the street light when it’s broken or maybe you don’t notice it at all. But they are definitely there for a purpose. We should be thankful they were invented. With the technological advancements available to us, the government really has no more reason to give us.
One of the leading products of the new generation is solar street lights. You don’t need electrical wirings. Just solar panels. They can’t tell you the place is too small for machines to get in there and do the work. They can’t tell you that it’s placed in an area where electricity does not reach. They may be just street lights, but they’re actually a pretty big deal.
What are the undermined benefits these street lights offer?
The stars may be out at night and the moon may be shining bright, but that is not enough to light up the streets. When you’re walking on a dark street and you can’t see where you’re going, you’re going to wish that the light bulb on that street light isn’t busted again. What if you hit a post or fell into a hole? What if there are dogs in there? What if you drop something? What if a cat was crossing the street? How will you be able to navigate on a pitch black portion of the road? Walking or driving at night would just be so much comfortable if street lights were installed. Or better yet, solar street lights. They don’t have to be monitored as much as regular street lights. They’ll power themselves up and you don’t have to keep replacing the light bulbs on them.
Safety and security
This is the most obvious reason. You can’t see street signs and pedestrians at night if you have no light. You’re more prone to accidents if you can’t see where you’re going. Criminals work best in the dark where you don’t see what they’re doing to execute their evil schemes. Kidnapping, robbery, drug deals, accidents and rape can happen on that dark portion of the street. They’re “just” streetlights, you say? We are putting our lives in danger by allowing streets to be dark and scary. Having street lights can minimize these things.
What if it’s on a winding mountain road or an underdeveloped part of the country? Electric cables can’t go that far yet. It would take forever! Nope. This is where solar street lights are very ideal. You don’t need to draw out cables. You can install these solar street lights instead. I bet the number of cars going off on cliffs at night would be reduced. And it’s all because of street lights.
Integrity of the place
Have you ever hear someone say: I don’t want to pass by “insert name of the street here” because it’s dark and scary and I heard a lot of people are being held up there. I don’t want to end up losing my phone over a snatcher or something. That’s kind of a bad record for the place, isn’t it?
I don’t know if many people see it this way, but street lights contribute to the integrity of a place. They have lights that are functional and decorative and they reflect the type of governance the place has. More street lights, the prettier and brighter equates to the government doing a good job or the city having a lot of income because they can provide prettier street lights. Why not take it up a notch and start the trend. Go green. Go eco-friendly. Solar street lights are not just a status symbol. They’re also functional and pretty aesthetic.