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Blinded by Sarasota’s LED Signs

I’m fed up with the ridiculous LED signs that are trivializing our environment, degrading the sensibility of our palm-tree-sunshine-lined streets, and obliterating our good sense with their garish obnoxiousness. (Can you tell where I stand on this issue?)

Business that should know better — frequently medical and health-related offices — are throwing these signs up along U.S. 41 and on residential streets near Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Usually overlarge, blindingly bright, and specifically designed to divert drivers’ attention from the road, the light pollution alone from these signs is egregious enough, but they’re ugly to boot.

Posted on June 22nd, 2012Comments RSS Feed
2 Responses to Blinded by Sarasota’s LED Signs
  1. John Berberich
    June 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Dear sir,

    I happen to like those LED signs. I think it is nice for a business owner to be able to market their company digitally instead of reader boards that look gross and are often filled with crooked letters and misspelling. I am more concerned with the run down motels, hookers on the street, and homeless people begging everywhere than to worry about a digital sign. I only wish my business was in an area that could utilize one!


  2. Thanks for sharing your perspective, John!


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