Post-top lighting globes: Polycarbonate vs Acrylic

In the late 19th century, more than 500 cities in the United States were lighting their city streets with gas-burning lantern-style fixtures attached to poles. Many of these post-tops were open-air with no material encapsulating the flame, while others used glass panes in the traditional lantern style. As lighting source technology progressed As lighting source technology progressed through carbon arc, incandescent, high-pressure sodium to the light-emitting diodes that…

decorative street signage on a neighborhood road

Decorative Street Signage

Picture the most basic, standard, bargain basement street signage option available. It is, essentially, the stop sign, speed limit sign, or the street name sign hoisted in place on a commodity steel post. Whether green, silver, or black, these U-channel posts with the spine of pre-punched holes meet the minimum requirements for traffic signage but offer little in the way of a finished aesthetic…

The Finish Needed for Long-Lasting, Beautiful Streetscape Products

When talking with customers about outdoor streetscape products, they often ask, “What type of finish does it have?” They ask this because, when shopping for streetlights, decorative signage, mailboxes, benches, and other important site amenities, buyers are seeking a solution that will look good for years. They need products that will resist color fading and retain their gloss, despite uninterrupted exposure to weather and the elements…

3 Tips to Create a Charming Streetscape

Imagine Main Street, Anytown, U.S.A. What do you see? Bustling, well-kept storefronts. Colorful, coordinated awnings. Swept sidewalks. Flowers. Kids racing around. Neighbors chatting on benches, waiting for a bus, or having coffee and people watching. While the specifics of Main Street may differ slightly from one imagination to the next, creating a Main Street experience requires the careful selection of streetscape products. …

stylish modern American neighborhood

American Community Style Renaissance

If you’ve ever spent time in Eastern Europe, you may have noted the stark contrast in architectural style between cities that were razed and rebuilt by the Russians compared to those cities that were spared the tragic loss of character that could be found in the centuries-old neighborhood buildings. The utilitarian construction…