Do we really need to make this city darker? The new “lights” that have been appearing along Territorial Drive and more recently downtown are making areas of the city considerably darker than before. The change to what I’m presuming are energy saving LED lights from regular bulbs may result in a financial saving for the city, but at what cost to its residents? Areas illuminated by these new bulbs are dark and unfriendly. There is very little light given from these bulbs and this makes areas of the city unwelcoming, making people feel uncomfortable about using those areas after dark. Why, in a city where we are trying to reduce crime, do we turn the lights out?