Street Lighting Complaints

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Street lights help people see the streets and potential obstacles on roads and sidewalks during dusk and at night. Without functioning street lights, drivers and pedestrians may be subject to accidents. If a street light is not functioning optimally or properly, residents or drivers will file complaints to the city so the street light can be repaired.

Burned-Out Street Light

  • If a street light suddenly stops working, the light bulb could be burned out. This must be repaired by an electrician, who is commonly hired by the city. If you have a burned-out light bulb, report a street light complaint to the city. If the street light is located in a busy intersection, you may want to include this information in your complaint so the city knows the urgency at hand.

Broken Street Light

  • If a street light has been broken, glass can often be found on the ground below the light or on the sidewalk. Broken lights and glass on the street can puncture tires on bikes and cars, and can be a danger for animals and pets and a potential hazard for people wearing thin-soled shoes, sandals or flip-flops. If a street light has been broken, write a complaint to your city office so it can be cleaned up and replaced immediately.

Flickering Street Light

  • Street lights that flicker can be annoying to people who have a window facing the lights. There are various reasons for a flickering light, including the wrong bulb or electricity issues. Since street lights are on during the evening and night hours, a flickering street light can interfere with sleeping patterns and cause distractions during the evening hours, if the street light is located close to a house window. Report a flickering street light to the city and let electricians determine the main cause for the flickering.

Bright Street Light

  • While some street lights are dimly lit, others are excessively bright. Extremely lit street lights can become an inconvenience for people who have windows facing the street lights, particularly if there's a bedroom window involved. If a street light is too bright, it is often due to the light bulb. File a bright street light complaint with your city so the light bulb can be replaced.

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