I wonder if the power company can put a switch in so it can be turned off? 
Probably not.

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> On Aug 13, 2015, at 11:54 PM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> It's security lighting.  It's convenient to just have the power company
> install/activate one, assuming it's in a good location.  Cost is about the
> same.  But you won't be able to turn it off.  I installed my own photo-eye
> lights (sodium and mercury vapor) on my barn with switches so I can control
> them.  That also let me place them where I wanted them vs the existing
> poles.  
> 
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>> Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
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>> Cc: Kaleb C. Striplin <ka...@striplin.net>
>> Subject: [MBZ] OT streetlights in the country
>> 
>> I have lived out in the country for many years, but now live even further
> out on
>> a ranch/farm. Why do all farms/ranches have a street light on their power
>> poll? When we turned on the power they asked us if we wanted it turned on
>> and it's like $5 a month I believe. Problem is when you go outside at
> night it's
>> lite up like, well, a street light. It comes on at dark and turns off at
> light. I'm
>> thinking about calling them and telling them to turn it off. The stars
> would be
>> brilliant without it and it is annoying when trying to watch the meteor
> shower.
>> So anybody know of any major reason that all farms seem to have these? I
>> think I would put up motion flood lights that I can turn off. I don't mind
> the
>> light but would like to be able to turn it off.
>> 
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