Posted: Feb 8, 2012 8:23 PM by John Reger
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 7:51 PM
We've got Good Questions from our friends in Santa Maria tonight who want to know more about their city. Bebe Goldstad wants to know why do Santa Maria's streetlights shine a yellow light? Good Question.
The Director of Public Works says since 1960 the city has been using low pressure sodium vapor lights. They do cast a yellowish glow on everything. They were the most economical because they give off a high amount of light for a low amount of energy.
Santa Maria now has 65-hundred streetlights. It's modernized and now 15 percent of the them are newer, "induction light fixtures" which are more efficient and cast a white light. The next phase is moving to l-e-d white lights.
Robyn of Santa Maria asks why do I see airplanes flying low and circling at the Santa Maria Airport. I talked with airport officials and they say it's probably students taking flying lessons. When they practice take-offs and landings there's a lot of repetition and students just circle the airport between them.
I know you have a lot more questions so send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet, friend me on facebook.com/JohnRegerKsbyNews. The only bad question is the one you don't ask.
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