Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
After some problems with my vehicle being broken into and vandalized, I moved it to a location where I could see it from my apartment, but recently, the street light above it has become intermittent, being off as much or more than on. I spoke with the apt. management about it, and was left with the feeling that what I got was lip service about replacing it.
If your parked on a public street, and the pole/street light is in the public right of way, your apt. manager was the wrong person to voice your concern to.
Take a pencil, and paper with you the next time you go to your vehicle, and look at the pole that has the defective light.
Somewhere at eye level maybe higher there should be at least one metallic, could be a hard plastic identification tag with embossed metallic, could be hard plastic numbers nailed to the pole. They could be vertical or horizontal.
The first identifier is usually the Utility acronym, since your in Oklahoma it may resemble OGE, PSO
then it will have a set of numbers like 22588 S34685 following that, if your not sure you will need to go to your local government, and ask what Electric Utility services your area.
Once you find the utility, call their customer service number, and explain what the streetlight is doing, and give them the numeric and/or alphanumeric pole tag that you wrote down. there may be more than one tag so write down any that you see. It would also help if you gave a street location.
It could be a bad bulb, socket, wiring, or automatic day/night sensor.
I do this once every year or so with a streetlight across the street from us. I call up PPl
, and anywhere from a few hours to a day or so they come out, and fix it with no charge to me.
Its a public utility, remember?
Here is a listing from the: How do I know if the Commission regulates my electric utility?
I posted this because it has a large list of Utility links that maybe helpful.