I was just curious why OKC hasn't done this one any of their new streets esp. with Project 180. I think these add character to a city and make it look cooler. I know Dallas has them all over the metro esp. in Frisco. Here are some pics in case you don't know what I'm talking about.
Now I know this isn't a huge deal. I just thought it would be neat if OKC started doing this. I don't know how much these things cost though. I was really disappointed to see they weren't included on the new portion of Covell in Edmond, but the again I wasn't surprised. Edmond isn't exactly the most innovative city. Would anyone else like to see these though?
My not so great at age 7 and rather a slow dull downhill march from there peepers would love for all signs to be like these
It means that the misbehaving tiny frogs he collected as a child and led on walks where signage was present probably would have had a positive reaction to lighted signs.
(that, or he started wearing glasses when he was about 7 and thinks lighted signs are a good idea))
Now . . . back to an old episode of Miss Marple on Netflix . . . =}
While we are on the subject of street signs - what's up with the new ones the city has been putting up? The new ones no longer list the numbered block of the street. Not a big fan of not having the numbers on them.
Also, a +1 for the idea of illuminated street signs. I think they look great!
We have the internally lit signs scattered around Aurora and the Tech Center but they are rather inconsistent in use. It would be nice but I understand they are more expensive than the standard signage.
How are they lit? Could they use solar lighting to illuminate them? I'd be all for that if we could ease them in.
The Tech Center area has a lot of the type in the picture above, Aurora has a bunch of the types like the ones in Panda's first couple of pictures. Most of the ones around here have been in for many years and are fluorescent lighting, solar wouldn't enough to power them through the night. With newer, more efficient LED technology and better photovoltaic panels I would think it would be possible. I know we are starting to see a lot of parking lot lighting that can be installed as a self-contained solar unit with no electrical connections. We are specifying some of the Inovus Solar Street Lighting products into a project where extending power to the outer reaches of the parking lot was not as desirable.
Or even better the ones in Houston.
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I don't like the ones in The Galleria area, I used to have a meeting twice a month in the area and while they look nice (except for the cables) they can be harder to read in certain sunlight conditions than the white on green box signs on the light standards.
Norman has these on the street name signs in high traffic areas, like along 24th NW. The color of the light makes me think we are probably using LEDs.
I'd imagine that new models offer LED options. If so, that seems like it wouldn't be terribly expensive for the electric bill. Most of the life-cycle cost would probably be in the initial expense to purchase and install them.
I'm honestly surprised these arent all around Edmond...
I would love to see these around OKC. It would be a very welcome addition.
Illuminated street signs are extremely helpful to pedestrians at night.
Here is an interesting story from New York in 1899. It seems we aren't the first with this problem.
Street Sign Controversy – 1899 » Manhattan Past
Checked with Snopes: snopes.com: Mixed Case Street Name Signs
Maybe OKC is waiting for the OLED tech to catch up.
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