PHOTOS: New Street Lights Installed on Ebenezer Road

Residents had complained about poor lighting.

Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall has lightened up.

County Councilman David Marks submitted the above photos of the "250-watt high pressure sodium fixtures" installed by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company on Tuesday.

Baltimore County approved and funded the lights at a cost of about $2,000 each, Patch reported in July.

Local resident Resident Gita Veskimets first reached out to Marks about the need for more lights and gathered signatures of support in an agreement with the Department of Public Works.

Marks said he was  impressed that the lights were installed within the expected timeframe.

Where would you like to see more street lights around Perry Hall? Share your ideas in the comments.

Renee September 27, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Ebenezer was more lit than most! Try Gerst by the farms!!
PerryHallParent September 27, 2012 at 01:32 PM
I'm glad there aren't any near me. I'm one of those light pollution nuts and no I'm not pro-crime. However, I keep my property locked, guarded with a trained dog and assert my rights under the Constitution, so I'll sleep in the dark thank you.
DougW September 27, 2012 at 01:41 PM
People do not understand that brighter light makes darker shadows, and constricts the pupil of your eye, making it harder to see anywhere the light is missing (under the trees along the sidewalk, for example). Dimmer lights cooperate better with our eyes to help us see at night. Bright lights only protect immediately where the bright light shines. Around the farms? They should be dark. It's the country. You want bright lights, move where they are!
PerryHallParent September 27, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Thank you DougW for a well thought out explanation of how I feel! Light pollution is so awful. I have icky neighbors with those stupid protection lights that go on every time a mosquito flies by or a bunny hops past. Ugh. Why not just install a strobe light? It's so sad how much you can't see at night because of all the lights.


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