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Letter: Not too bright

November 23, 2012

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To the editor:

A headline in Tuesday’s Journal-World reads: “City and Westar to partner on project to reduce energy use in downtown.” This is an excellent idea. When will Westar partner with Kansas University to do the same, at least with the stadium lights, brightly burning at 4 p.m. Tuesday and at other inappropriate times?


Comments

skinny 2 years ago

Whewn the team pratices they need the lights on so they can adjust. Get over it. You aren't paying the bill!

colicole81 2 years ago

It's not about the bill, it's about wasteful energy consumption.

Steve Miller 2 years ago

Thats because they are a bunch of @ussys.

bearded_gnome 2 years ago

it's not about the bill, it's about the ecofascism.

Ken Lassman 2 years ago

No it's not: it's patriotism. It's stupid to send our soldiers overseas to maintain access to foreign oil so we can burn lights in the afternoon at home. Turn out the lights, save a soldier's life.

melott 2 years ago

And of course the baseball field lights burning brightly at 3 PM Monday and other inappropriate times.

Bob Hechlor 2 years ago

They could partner with a lot of people by doing net metering.

Liberty275 2 years ago

I come more from an arts background than sports, and I've sat through a number of theatrical rehearsals. I've noticed that actors commit more to their roles under the formality of stage lighting than when working under house lights. On a recent tour of a NASCAR superspeedway, the guide mentioned how the drivers used the lights even during the day in gauging their position.

Could it not be that when the players see the lights, they are as psychologically affected as our fine acting students or good ol boys on race day?

Also, at what point do you turn on the lights? Do you wait for it to get a little dark? That isn't really fair as it has a negative effect on one team before the lights and positive for the one after.

On the surface it may seem wasteful, but there may be legitimate reasons for their use when their necessity isn't obvious.

If you are serious about protecting the environment, you should be against any large performance that happens under lights. I've done lights and a few hundred lamps at 1000 watts each (all very inefficient halogens, except the spots) is... a few hundred thousand watts. All that, just so you can hear the actor.

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