Getting the LED Out in Bed-Stuy, Part 2: At the Intersection of LEDs and Incandescence
At this intersection you can see both the new blue-green LEDs illuminating Patchen Ave, the old amber-pink of the sulphur vapor bulbs on Quincy Ave.
In recent days, between the sulphur vapor bulbs being swapped out for new LEDs in the streetlights and the opening of a craft beer bar a block away from here, the neighborhood has seen quite a shift in white balance.
That's a photography pun as a sociological observation.
Calibrated color temperature was 2000K before, 3550K now, according to my X-Rite ColorChecker Classic Card. Varying reports said Stuyvesant Heights was 95% Black and Bed-Stuy 70% Black overall in 2010. Anecdotal evidence, like a ride on the J train or look inside that craft beer bar, says it's not in 2016.