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Streetlamps line most city and urban routes. They do a
good job of providing illumination at night but not much
else. For the rest of the time, they just stand around doing
nothing, yet they are perfectly placed to deliver an
additional function - as wind direction indicators. Once
windsocks they will provide this valuable extra
service with total ease.
Street lamps with windsocks would be very helpful for
pedestrians who can avoid their umbrellas being blown
inside out by observing the general behaviour of the socks
as they stroll along.
Drivers of high-sided vehicles can also be warned of
dangerous crosswinds, but windsocks also just look nice as
they wave around showing off their bright colours.
Imagine a long road with these fish style windsocks attached to every lampost [xenzag, Dec 08 2021]
||Cool idea. Brightly coloured and perhaps illuminated from
within by the streetlights. We could start a GoFundMe for this
project and call it Xenzag's Socks Appeal.
||Could use flags instead, also has the benefit of displaying colourful multi-cultural celebration and delight between neighbouring communities.
||A wind-sock will put an appreciable wind load on the
street lamp when it's very windy which the street lamp is
not engineered for, so a weather-vane would be a better
||I had considered a weather vane, but the windsock
is a so much more visually arresting artefact.
Meanwhile, I'm confident that the average lampost
is sturdy enough to support a windsock.
||When I read the title I thought this was an idea for knee-length socks that had a model street lamp strapped round the top to help you tie shoes in the dark... Your idea is much more practical :D
||awwwww heart, hug, blows a kiss in a wind sock