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October 28, 1977 - Image 47

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1977-10-28

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Nancy Dickerson, prominent national
correspondent, reports °for Detroit Edison:

"Playing it safe with
energy-efficient outdoor night lighting
is a bright thing to do:'

Pick up a ffee folder on
security lighting at any
Detroit Edison customer
office. Or, for more
information, write:
Customer Relations,
Detroit Edison,
2000 Second,
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Conserve for all it's worth.
The power is in your hands.



It's smart to turn lights off when they
don't serve a purpose. But it's a wise
use of energy to keep lights on when
they provide safety and protection.
It's called security lighting.
Now your home, neighborhood
group, apartment or condominium
can have the safety and protection of
s,ecurity lighting. And your lights
can be automatically controlled to
turn on only when it's dark so there's
no waste of energy or dollars.
Exterior security lighting also helps
smart businessmen and owners of
industrial buildings cut down losses
from nighttime vandalism and break-
ins. With the new high-efficiency
light sources now available, operating
costs are a lot less than you might
Here are some tips to make your
existing night lighting more effective
and energy-efficient: take advantage
of all nearby illumination, such as
street lighting, and integrate it into
your system; keep landscaping trim
to create more light areas; remove
outdoor storage containers that cast
shadows; choose light exterior colors
for your home or building to reflect
The important thing is to have well-
planned, properly-installed security
lighting with automatic controls or
timers to turn off lights when they
save energy
aren't needed.
and money.
Electric post lanterns, low-level
floodlights and high-mounted dual
floodlights provide good illumination
for front and back lawns and
driveways. For larger areas, you
can choose efficient, long-lasting,
high-intensity lights.
Detroit Edison will help you plan
security lighting for your home or
business that's energy-efficient and
provided the most safety and
protection for the least cost. Just
call or stop in at any Detroit Edison
customer office.
As a concerned participant in
America's crusade for conservation,
Detroit Edison is working hard to,
do its part. But it requires -a
working partnership between those
who supply energy and those who
use it. So, if you're planning
on installing security lighting,
make sure your system is
energy-efficient. It's one
of the ways you can help.

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