Kingfield, there has been a lot of talk about the new LED street lamps owned by Xcel Energy being a wee bit bright. KFNA is compiling a photo file to prove this point. Please send a regular photo (jpeg) of the offending fixtures and the light they cast to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a description of the location of the light fixture as well.
Besides this action please also take the following 2 actions:
- The lights being replaced do not belong to the City they belong to Xcel. Call Xcel Energy Customer Care at 1-800-895-4999 or visit https://www.xcelenergy.com/outages_and…/report_outage (if you go to the website continue as if it is an outage and leave comments in the box at the bottom describing the issue with a new bulb on a pole.) Xcel will send a team out within 3-5 business days to try and solve the issue including changing the angle or adding a shield. I would recommend that you request a shield so that the bulb doesn’t get tilted and go across the street into your neighbor’s home. I have heard Xcel is backordered on shields so will try and angle the light first. If it doesn’t work, please contact them again. You can include your phone number in the comments and ask that the outdoor team contact you to discuss solutions & notify you when the work is done. this would be important, especially if after they do the work you can’t see a difference.
- Call the 8th Ward office at 612-673.2208 and speak with staff or leave a message that you are unhappy with the new fixtures. The City needs to know if citizens are unhappy with the “amenity” that Xcel is installing throughout the entire City. While the fixture may meet the energy efficiency and dark sky goals of the City, we have also been told the City was not presented with an example or a menu of lighting options to select from.