Do the right thing .. ... best bet is to contact your local municipal authority (e.g., zoning office , code enforcement officer, etc.) Typically there are lighting ordinances which govern how much light should be visible. And in some cases, even the wattage of the bulb depending on the type of fixture, etc.
This can also include use of shields, etc. to prevent light penetration onto neighbors property. But I'm interested ... if the local power company is replacing the bulb, is it their light? If so .. this may complicate the situation.
face=Arial size=2>...</FONT></DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>> My next door
neighbor has one of those big bright "barn yard" mercury<BR>> vapor lights
mounted up high on a 40ft. telephone pole (power company<BR>> rented light).
Recently, the bulb burned out in it; I thought this was<BR>> great because my
family could be outside at night or swimming in the<BR>> pool without a
glaring harsh light shining in our eyes and putting up<BR>> with the old lady
watching us through her cracked window blinds<BR>> (thinking we can't see
her; yeah right), but the power company came a<BR>> few days ago and changed
it, now it is 3X brighter then ever. It shines<BR>> through my bedroom window
blinds.<BR>> <BR>> My neighbor is an old lady who thinks someone will
break into her house<BR>> if she doesn't have a industrial light in her back
yard, Frankly, I<BR>> think she only has it there so she can watch what the
neighbors are<BR>> doing at night; thats all. There isn't much crime in my
town.<BR>> <BR>> Could I call the power company to have it sheilded or
disconnected? or<BR>> to at least tell them to replace it with a normal-sized
porch motion<BR>> flood light? These damn lights are responsible for
polluting the sky at<BR>> night.<BR>> <BR>> BTW: I told her about it; I
asked her politely to do something about<BR>> it, but she doesn't ever listen
to anyone.<BR>> <BR>> Thanks, John<BR>></FONT></BODY></HTML>