The firemen who arrived to move it were surprised there wasn't a car that struck it because they had never seen this happen on its own before. One thought that maybe the weight and length of the lighting head were too great for a metal utility pole designed for a mercury vapor lamp.
06 May 2012
On our way home from dinner last night, our street was blocked by a street lamp that had toppled just 10 minutes before. The pole had literally sheered at the base. Last fall, all our street lamps had their lighting elements replaced with solid state LED units – same metal pole but with a new and larger head.
02 May 2012
Even as I write this blog, I am thinking, "Wow, take 3 shots at the same time and pick the best one. But wait, what if one kid is blinking in one shot and another kid in the other shot. Can't the camera "photshop" the three frames and combine them into one with all eyes open? " Let's give 3 cheers to RIM.