Street Lighting


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Street Lighting
1010607 Street LightingStreetlight systems have developed gradually from candles in the seventeenth century to gas lighting in the eighteenth century and electric lighting in the twentieth century. The first electric lights were electric arc lamps installed in Paris, France. The development of the incandescent lamp, initiated by Thomas Edison, greatly improved street lighting. The modern streetlight system reduces traffic hazards, helps to prevent crime, and enhances the beauty of our surroundings. The incandescent streetlight lamp that was commonly used in the early part of the twentieth century is gradually being replaced by electric discharge lamps of the fluorescent, mercury-vapor, metal-halide, and high-pressure-sodium ty…
Citation
Thomas M. Shoemaker; James E. Mack: Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Twelfth Edition. Street Lighting, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export