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February 5, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For decades, the cobra-head reigned supreme as king of the street-lighting jungle. The ubiquitous light standard, which rises 20 feet into the air and extends a bright lamp over the road, is recognized by engineers as a highly efficient--yet decidedly bland--piece of urban landscape. But in downtown districts from Huntington Beach to Anaheim, the cobra-head is getting some unexpected competition from a lamp it bested long ago: the ornamental torch-style standard.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For decades, the cobra-head reigned supreme as king of the street-lighting jungle. The ubiquitous light standard, which rises 20 feet into the air and extends a bright lamp over the road, is recognized by engineers as a highly efficient--yet decidedly bland--piece of urban landscape. But in downtown districts from Huntington Beach to Anaheim, the cobra-head is getting some unexpected competition from a lamp it bested long ago: the ornamental torch-style standard.
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