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Old 06-03-2005, 12:09 AM
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neighbor's flood light causing problems

The over protective wierd neighbors recently put on a garage door light, the two bulbs pointing in opposite direction infront of the garage doors, with a sensor. the problem is the bulbs are probably a 1000 watt each and they have them pointed away from their own drive way directly towards our drive way where we park. at night when I park the car, the sensor ( they have that pointed towards our drive way as well.. yes i know they're wierd), turns on that flood light and literaally blinds the person who is driving trying to park the car.
I dont want to be impolite, but it's becoming a concern. Given that it's their property where they have the lights mounted, what can be done in this instance ?

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:24 AM
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A neighbor of mine had a similar problem,this is how he dealt with it.......http://www.antonnews.com/oysterbayenterprisepilot/2005/05/20/news/
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:32 AM
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The over protective wierd neighbors recently put on a garage door light, the two bulbs pointing in opposite direction infront of the garage doors, with a sensor. the problem is the bulbs are probably a 1000 watt each and they have them pointed away from their own drive way directly towards our drive way where we park. at night when I park the car, the sensor ( they have that pointed towards our drive way as well.. yes i know they're wierd), turns on that flood light and literaally blinds the person who is driving trying to park the car.
I dont want to be impolite, but it's becoming a concern. Given that it's their property where they have the lights mounted, what can be done in this instance ?
Well, you could install an even brighter one and have it set up to come on when his does. Aim it directly into one of his windows. When they come over to ask you to turn it off, you can then tell them that you'd be more than happy to when they do the same to theirs. My folks did this to their neighbour behind them. They figured it out on the first night.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:58 AM
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would I be committing a crime if i just went to his driveway and adjusted it downwards ?
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:00 AM
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hmm ok good point. I guess I'll just talk to them then.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:12 AM
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Consult MedMech in regard to the proper firearm required to eliminate said lights without damaging immediate surroundings.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:13 AM
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2. Call police - in many towns, police will help neighbor matter like this. Granted this is not a crime and if your friend decides he wants to ignore it, he can.
It may well be a crime. Many cities/towns have local ordinances regarding outdoor lighting wattage limitations. Just call the police and see whassup.
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:31 AM
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Do you get along with your neighbors? If so, just ask them to adjust them.

Some folks make enhancements to their property and give little credence to the affect on adjecent homes...be it a house pet who barks incessently, gawdy yard art, or stadium lighting!
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Old 06-03-2005, 08:16 AM
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Do you get along with your neighbors? If so, just ask them to adjust them.
Even if you don't get along just ask them. They probably don't know that the light is effecting you, and would be happy to adjust it if they did.

If they won't.....

IMO You have to pick your battles in situations like these. They (the neighbors) might be around a long time.
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Old 06-03-2005, 08:58 AM
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Consult MedMech in regard to the proper firearm required to eliminate said lights without damaging immediate surroundings.
Pellet rifles do the trick, Mercury vapors need a .22 though.

but ask the neighbor before you shoot, ammo ain't cheap ya know.
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:06 AM
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Pellet rifles do the trick, Mercury vapors need a .22 though.

but ask the neighbor before you shoot, ammo ain't cheap ya know.
I agree.....but don't tell the neighbor ou will shoot it out if the SOB doesn't reposition it....never tip your hand....

If the flood light shines in a bedroom window at 3am then you have an issue you could go after them on with the authorities also....
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:19 AM
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would I be committing a crime if i just went to his driveway and adjusted it downwards ?
tresspassing but that's probably what i would do.. just wait till they are gone and take care of it yourself.. probably the least amount of trouble...
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:23 AM
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tresspassing but that's probably what i would do.. just wait till they are gone and take care of it yourself.. probably the least amount of trouble...
put a coin in the socket where the bulb goes....they are going to go nuts figuring out whats poping the breakers...
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:28 AM
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just ask him

And if that doesn't work, you can strategically place mirrors in your yard to shine in your neighbors bedroom window, so that whenever the lights turn on, he gets lit up!
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:30 AM
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You could Borrow a Dodge truck with a Cummins deiesel and warm it up about an hour after they go to sleep....cough...cough .to make a trip to the 7-11 of course....

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