A street light, sometimes called a lamp post, lamp pole, street light or lantern pole is a movable source of illumination on the side of a street or paved path. These fixtures are commonly used as traffic lights and to mark important points of interest such as buildings, benches, intersections and other objects. In most cases these lights are powered by electricity and come in many different varieties to serve many different purposes. These devices are also sometimes referred to as post lamps.
Another type of street lighting that might not be immediately apparent from the outside is street lighting that is used for utility purposes. Utility poles and other poles used for utility services are often white in color to distinguish them from the other utility poles that might be there. These utility poles and other such devices are commonly used for lighting up pathway ways, walkways, driveways and other objects that are not intended for public use. These types of devices are also commonly used for outdoor events like weddings and other occasions that require a lot of public attention.
There are a number of different types of streetlights that you might find on the market today. One of the more popular styles of street lights are led lamps. These can be seen in a variety of colors and are quite effective when it comes to marking dark corners, crossing walks and parking lots. Most of these types of fixtures come equipped with the special LED indicator light that allows you to easily see when the last person is standing at a parking lot before they turn out of the lot. LED bulbs are much more energy efficient than regular incandescent bulbs and they also give off very little heat, which is great for the people that have parking lots and other outdoor areas that need to be lit up.