|Re: COHOUSING-L digest 228||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: J Rebecca Reid (jrreideduc.umass.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 20:06:18 -0600 (MDT)|
Peggy Blum wanted to hear from Pioneer Valley about path lighting--here we are. Our lighting evolved after a major controversy which ended with one family leaving the group and us deciding on minimal path lighting. Like she says--they look like wooden mailboxes. They were designed by someone in the community and built by us. They go all the way around the inner loop and all of them are on a timer. After the timer is off late at night, you can turn on one side of the loop or the other by a switch on the lights. They give minimal light, all directed downward. From a little distance they lookl like a string of Christmas tree lights. I think most of us are pretty happpy with them, although there are a couple of people on either end--they are too dim, or let's not have lights at all. I didn't think I would like having lights, myself, but have found them to be unoffensive and sometimes comforting and friendly looking. I love the idea of lighting the walkways with porch lights, but our houses are too far upoff thepath for the lights to do any good. We also have sets of high lights in the parking lots that are on motion sensors. Rebecca
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