The Downside of Commercial Lights


A few years back, our ancestors may have dreamt of making our streets, homes, and building structures shine brightly. They may have wished that we will not be walking the streets with nothing but candle sticks or torches to light our path at night anymore. Moreover they may not have dreamt that with the changing times, we may not have made the night like day and the day like night. Architectural design lighting fixtures such as gooseneck lighting, warehouse lights and pendant lights which are popular lighting fixtures among business owners and most especially among advertisers played a huge role in changing our lifestyle. It had opened a lot of business opportunities to everyone. It had also made the night a lot safer for navigation for everyone.

However, if they see us today, they may not have wished the same. These gooseneck lights, warehouse lights and other architectural design lighting fixtures may have provided us with protection at night and made our lives easier, it also had some negative impact to our lives especially to our children’s. With all the glamour brought about by these lighting fixtures, it is hard for every parent to keep their child stay safely in the protection of our home. For all we know, most kids in general loves the thrill of going out with friends at night. They find it adventurous and more fun compared to staying home and studying. I pretty much understand where they are coming from. I used to sneak out and in of the house like a thief too. But eventually they found out my whereabouts. Although I did nothing that will make them shameful of me, I still feel ashamed that I have disobeyed them. What’s ironic is that after they found out, let hell break loose, and forgave me, they promised to allow me to go out just as long as I ask for their permission; I decided not to go out anymore. The fun and adventure of sneaking out and in of the house has ended. 

They may have done some reverse psychology method on me or perhaps they may have some of these adventures themselves when they were as young as I was. Whatever it was, the bright lights of these commercial gooseneck exterior lights no longer attract me like a moth to the fire.

Traffice Signs For Our Road Safety

Vehicular accidents are one of the leading causes of death across the globe. It is quite alarming that in spite of all the driving lessons we have, we still get involve into this type of accident. Traffic enforcers make sure that all motorists follow traffic rules and regulations by having traffic signs everywhere. Traffic lights and street lamps are also a great help in preventing road accidents. However there are still news reports of vehicular accidents everyday in all parts of the world? Has our government fail in to ensure our safety or the traffic rules are not yet perfected? Or is it because all of us are not responsible motorists?

Traffic signs  and road signs on metal sign frames are not put up on the street for decorative purposes. They are set up not for any reason but for our safety. We can find them in almost every to send us a message that we should be careful. However, some of us often fail to read these road signs. These road signs could have helped us avoid from hurting ourselves as well as others. This little misstep can cause us of our life and someone else’ life. There are also times that we fail to follow a simple rule that we should not drink and drive. Driving under the influence of drugs is also a big no. Texting while driving is also considered illegal. We should remember that every time we hit the road we are not only responsible for our life but the lives of others as well.

Being a responsible driver is not easy to most of us. To those who have no respect to the traffic rules should not be allowed to drive. It also means that they have no respect to life as well. They are the reasons why even the most careful driver gets into an accident. We should also remember that road signs and other traffic warning devices can greatly help us avoid accidents. Therefore, we need to learn them by heart.

Custom Sign For Your Business

A few days ago I pass by a newly opened store in our neighborhood with no signage or any indication of its name nor the nature of its business. Intrigued I went in and was greeted by a cheerful sales clerk who informed me that they are not yet officially in business.

According to the sales clerk, their custom commercial sign has not been delivered yet and he is waiting for its delivery when I entered the store. I also found out that they are selling several types of Chinese tea and some Chinese medicines which according to the sales clerk are very effective in treating almost all types of ailments. I am not a big fan of herbal medicines or tea but I bought some tea products anyway. I was told that the Chinese teas especially the green tea they are selling is effective in weight reduction.  It is also high in anti oxidants and can lower high blood pressure. A week later after drinking the green tea, I lose a few pounds. So I returned to the store to buy some more teas and this time a huge custom sign bearing the name of the store is proudly hanging outside the same store greeted me. There were also a lot of customers waiting to be served. I was told by the same sales clerk who assisted me that their business has been doing fine since their opening day. The custom sign also made a big difference to their business because it gave them a sense of identity.

Signage used to be an eyesore for me but I perfectly understood now why they are necessary in every business or commercial establishments. Without it, nameless business establishments would appear illegal and customers will not dare enter the store. These signage bear their name. Just like our names, signage also serves as their identity.