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Stumbled Upon a Street Light Out? Here’s Your Game Plan!

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You know the drill – you’re out late at night, and suddenly the street light out leaves you in the dark. It’s not just unsettling, it’s a safety risk too. So, what can you do? Let’s walk you through some simple steps.

Step 1: Report the outage to your local council or power authority

It’s not always an emergency, but it does need to be dealt with. Report the issue to your local city or town, who’s usually in charge of these things. Check out their website or give them a call.

While it’s impossible to list the contact information for every single town and city in Australia, here are the details for some of the larger ones.

CityCouncil NamePhone NumberWebsite
SydneyCity of Sydney13 20 50Report Here
MelbourneCity of Melbourne(03) 9658 9658Report Here
BrisbaneBrisbane City Council(07) 3403 8888Report Here
PerthCity of Perth(08) 9461 3333Report Here
AdelaideCity of Adelaide(08) 8203 7203Report Here
CanberraACT Government (Access Canberra)13 22 81Report Here

As mentioned before, always double-check these details on the respective websites to ensure accuracy. Your effort in reporting malfunctioning street lights that are not working is a big help in maintaining community safety.

If you’re not living in these cities, please search “[Your town/city] report broken street light” in a search engine like Google. You should find the relevant contact information on your local council’s website. Remember, it’s essential to report any broken or faulty street lights as it helps ensure the safety of everyone using the streets.

Step 2: Assess the situation (for owners of street lights)

Next, you turn into a bit of a detective. Try to figure out what’s causing the light outage:

  • Burnt-out bulb: If you own the street light out, you could try replacing it yourself with the help of an electrician.
  • Damage: If the light seems broken in any way, always leave it to the professionals.

Street lights in Australia, and indeed in most parts of the world, have transitioned over the years from older technologies to more efficient and longer-lasting lighting solutions. The types of bulbs that can be found in street lights include:

  1. High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) Bulbs: These bulbs were the most common type used in street lighting for many years due to their efficiency and long lifespan. They emit a yellow-orange light.
  2. Metal Halide Bulbs: These bulbs are more energy-efficient than HPS bulbs and produce a bright white light, which is often perceived as brighter by the human eye.
  3. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs): LED lights are now the most common choice for new street light installations and replacements because they’re extremely energy-efficient, have a much longer lifespan, and produce a high-quality white light. LEDs also allow for greater control of the light distribution, which can help to reduce light pollution.
  4. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs): While less common in street lighting, CFLs are sometimes used due to their efficiency and compact size.
  5. Induction Lamps: These are another energy-efficient option that’s been used in some street lighting applications. They have a very long lifespan and are especially good for cold climates.

Keep in mind that changing a street light bulb isn’t a typical DIY task due to the height of the lights and the electrical safety risks involved. This task should be left to local councils or a professional electrician. Always report a faulty street light out to the appropriate authorities.

Considering an upgrade? Go solar!

If you’re a property or business owner dealing with this issue, it might be time to consider switching to solar street lights or solar flood lights.

Benefits of solar street lights

Here’s why solar street lights are a game-changer:

  • Energy-efficient: These lights harness the power of the sun, saving you money on energy bills.
  • Eco-friendly: With no harmful emissions, you’re doing your part for Mother Earth.
  • Low Maintenance: No need to fret about upkeep costs.
  • Durable: They’re built tough to handle all kinds of weather.
  • Easy to Install: No need for any high-tech know-how or digging trenches for cable!

We at Plusrite Australia have an impressive range of LED and solar street lights that are a breeze to install and maintain. With various mounting options, we’re confident you’ll find just the right fit.

Making the switch

If you’re keen on a safer, more cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly lighting solution, solar street lights might be your answer. Ready to make the switch? Give us a shout at Plusrite Australia. We’re all about lighting the way to a greener future and repairing street lights not working in the community.

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Mr T
Mr T
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John Allen
John Allen
We visited their office after viewing video of Plusrite car charger. Ross explained how the charger works and showed us the one fitted at his office that he uses for his E car. We needed it for our Renault E tech. Ross was able to recommend an electrician to install and it works beautifully. Ross is happy to spend time with you and his experience with E cars means he has the answers to the questions you will have. Great product, fair price and really good service.
Ravi Krishnan
Ravi Krishnan
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Lindsay Wood
Lindsay Wood
Amazing service. After ordering from Michael I expected the lights to take a week to get to Brisbane (like many items I buy from interstate suppliers), but no, these turned up the next business day. Well done.
Olivia Peacock
Olivia Peacock
Ross and the Plusrite team have the knowledge and expertise to get you the best quality products at a very competitive price. Biggest range of products I’ve seen in Australia. Would recommend.
Graeme Robinson
Graeme Robinson
This company sells quality lighting equipment.Very happy with my solar lights.Thank you warren and ross.
Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson
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Cece Tee
Amazing quick delivery! Bought LEDs for chandelier and it looks amazing. Thank you!
Maurice Scalia
Maurice Scalia
Purchased the AU08-DL30W/W/S downlights with romote in October 2020 but only installed 3 weeks ago. They are great lights & the remote & setup are very easy to use. I Installed the new downlights as the existing downlights had power sockets in the ceiling space which meant that I could unplug my old ones & simply plug in the new ones. That was easy apart from having to enlarge the plaster hole size & make good. The amount of overall light & spread is great & the dimming works really well. I intend to buy more of these soon
Lisa Webber
Lisa Webber
We are VERY happy with our new LED solar flood lights. So much so, we ordered a heap more for us and family. It was a simple phone call and the lights were on their way- soooooo excited. Thanks Plurite.

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