The Problem- the bird Nest
Problem with Streetlights
The bird nest
The universal problem with city streetlights is the fact that birds and bees enter the back of the luminaire and create nests.
On regular streetlight maintenance programs, studies have shown that on average, approximately 10% of streetlight failures are caused by bird’s nests.
Streetlight manufacturers provide a bird stop that is designed to fit on the inside rear of the luminaire. It is meant to be installed at the same time the streetlight is being assembled, but often times it doesn't get installed at all.
The birds are left with a perch point, to land, and peck their way into the light.
Inspecting for proper installation becomes impossible because the birdstops are on the inside of the luminaire.