If You See Purple Street Lights In Iowa There Is Something Wrong
If you've been out and about after dark in some spots in Iowa, you may have noticed that some of the streetlights don't look quite right. Scattered throughout different cities and towns, some of the lights are bright purple while others look like your typical streetlight. Even though the purple luminescence can make driving at night feel like a futuristic video game, the reason for the color change may actually be related to defective LEDs.
These defects are being seen in multiple areas across the US. According to WSPA,
Duke Energy has been upgrading many of their older and less efficient lights with LED lighting over the past few years. Several hundreds of these white, street lights across the Upstate are now malfunctioning causing the lights to gradually turn deep purple.
Personally, I kinda prefer the purple lights. What do you think?
I find myself on the road a lot in countless different areas throughout Iowa and was surprised how many areas had a few of these defective lights. Have you seen some? If so where? Let us know.