When night falls, it can get pretty dark in the countryside. Outdoor lighting, often referred to as security lights, brightens up walkways, sheds and backyards, at even the most remote homesteads.
In 2005, federal legislation banned the sale of traditional outdoor mercury-vapor (MV) lights. Many years before that, the cooperative had switched to high pressure sodium (HPS) lights. While the lumens, a measurement of the amount of light emitted, was virtually the same for these two lights, some members did not like the orange hue of the HPS lights and felt it was not as bright.