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Defect in LED streetlights causing purple glow | PHOTOS

BG&E has received almost 2,000 purple light reports, dating to the end of 2020. Purple light on Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park.
(Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)

Defect in LED streetlights causing purple glow | PHOTOS

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A manufacturing defect resulting in LEDs casting a purple glow on cities across the country.
Defective streetlights in the area
A street lamp that once burned a daylight glow now casts purple light, mimicking the glow of ultraviolet light onto Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park as street lights, outfitted years ago with LED lighting, are shifting colors throughout the area.
A street lamp that once burned a daylight glow now casts purple light, mimicking the glow of ultraviolet light onto Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park as street lights, outfitted years ago with LED lighting, are shifting colors throughout the area. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Defective LED lights
A manufacturing defect resulting in LEDs casting a purple glow on Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park.
A manufacturing defect resulting in LEDs casting a purple glow on Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Keswick Road in Baltimore
A street lamp on 40th St at Keswick Road.
A street lamp on 40th St at Keswick Road. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Failing lights near Falls Road
A street lamp that once burned a daylight glow now casts a purple light, mimicking the glow of ultraviolet light onto Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park. Street lights, outfitted years ago with LED lighting, are shifting colors throughout the area.
A street lamp that once burned a daylight glow now casts a purple light, mimicking the glow of ultraviolet light onto Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park. Street lights, outfitted years ago with LED lighting, are shifting colors throughout the area. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Defective LED streetlights along 40th Street
A street lamp that once burned a daylight glow has changed along 40th St at Elm Avenue.
A street lamp that once burned a daylight glow has changed along 40th St at Elm Avenue. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Defective LED street lamps changing color
BG&E has received almost 2,000 purple light reports, dating to the end of 2020. Purple light on Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park.
BG&E has received almost 2,000 purple light reports, dating to the end of 2020. Purple light on Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Defective LED lights
A street lamp on Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park.
A street lamp on Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
LED streetlights changing color over time
Purple light coming from street lights along Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park.
Purple light coming from street lights along Falls Road near Meadowood Regional Park. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
40th Street at Elm Ave.
Lights on 40th St at Elm Avenue.
Lights on 40th St at Elm Avenue. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
LED streetlights
The TV Hill tower behind a street lamp on 40th St at Elm Avenue.
The TV Hill tower behind a street lamp on 40th St at Elm Avenue. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
LED streetlights changing colors
Greenish light on 40th St at Keswick Road as street lights, outfitted years ago with LED lighting, are shifting colors throughout the area.
Greenish light on 40th St at Keswick Road as street lights, outfitted years ago with LED lighting, are shifting colors throughout the area. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
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