Posts from the ‘Lighting’ category

Lighting the Way

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

A street lamp lights up Haywood Road as another storm looms in the distance. Just last year, there would have been a maze of power lines in the right side of the picture. The power lines were buried on this section of Haywood Road near the mall which has greatly improved the appeal of the area.

The only thing missing on this section of road is sidewalks. If you know of any areas where sidewalks are needed, please submit them through the Bike Walk Greenville sidewalk and bike lane planning tool.

LED Lamp post

Some of the new LED street lights have been installed on the Hyatt block of North Main Street as part of the LED Streetlight Project.   They are constructed so that nearly all the light is directed downward, to spare the Roper Mountain Science Center from glare in the night sky as they try to use the telescope.  Just between you, me, and the Lamp Post, I like the look of the lights and the quality of the light at night – it is white and not tinted green as the previous lights were.

Merry Christmas

This house in Mauldin has one of the most elaborate displays of any house in the Greenville area.   He graciously shares the lights with the public by allowing viewers to walk around among the display areas.   This year, there are more than 250,000 lights, and last year’s power bill for part of November and December was $2,600!

There are several themed areas – the pool is used both to reflect lights and support a floating Noah’s Ark.   Some of the lights are synchronized to music.   It will be open through New Year’s day.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ride free

Ride free the trolley in downtown Greenville, SC.  This photo was taken Denton Harryman and posted at on 1/22/2010.
I took this photo because of the lighting .. you may have noticed that I love photo opportunities, this time of year, when I can take photos directly into the sun .. in review I noticed the sign which highlights the free trolley rides in downtown Greenville .. thus the title for today’s photo.