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Title: Street lighting brings back the shoppers

Abstract

A key element in the redevelopment and revitalization of a city's or town's downtown business district is modernization of its street-lighting system. Lighting is important because it focuses the community's attention on the desirability of the business district at night. New street lighting also instills a much greater feeling of security than did the original street-lighting system. This results in more shoppers on the street at night - a critical factor to the success of any revitalization program. It also saves on energy and maintenance costs. The street-lighting factors that signal this change to the community are a higher lighting level; a more uniform distribution of light; and, possibly, a change in the color of the light source. These factors can be found in the downtown relighting programs of Tacoma, Wash.; Gary, Ind.; and Marshall, Minn.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6064070
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6064070
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electr. World; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 191:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COMMUNITIES; LIGHTING SYSTEMS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; RETROFITTING; COMMERCIAL SECTOR; ECONOMIC IMPACT; HUMAN POPULATIONS; INDIANA; MINNESOTA; ROADS; SECURITY; WASHINGTON; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; GREAT LAKES REGION; NORTH AMERICA; PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION; POPULATIONS; USA 320104* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Commercial & Industrial Buildings-- (-1987); 291000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Conservation

Citation Formats

Not Available. Street lighting brings back the shoppers. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
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@article{osti_6064070,
title = {Street lighting brings back the shoppers},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {A key element in the redevelopment and revitalization of a city's or town's downtown business district is modernization of its street-lighting system. Lighting is important because it focuses the community's attention on the desirability of the business district at night. New street lighting also instills a much greater feeling of security than did the original street-lighting system. This results in more shoppers on the street at night - a critical factor to the success of any revitalization program. It also saves on energy and maintenance costs. The street-lighting factors that signal this change to the community are a higher lighting level; a more uniform distribution of light; and, possibly, a change in the color of the light source. These factors can be found in the downtown relighting programs of Tacoma, Wash.; Gary, Ind.; and Marshall, Minn.},
doi = {},
journal = {Electr. World; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 191:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}