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Entry Lights melting snow??????

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Plow man Foster, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Ok well right now we are getting a dusting of snow and i just checked a Couple of my lots and a few houses and it seems like the Entry lights are melting some snow... Is that possible?!?!??!!?

    My buddys think im crazy, they say its probably just the temp. Difference but i dont know.

    I decided to take a few pics of some residentials i had to salt (Zero tolerance)

    These houses havent been salted yet this season.

    Lol What do you guys think????


  2. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Warmer air from garage getting through uninsulated garage door?
  3. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Right i guess that works for at the houses but in a Couple of my commercial lots under a Light post there is a Clear ring around the light pole! Im assuming those lights generate some heat! lol Cal me crazy!
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Depending on how close your temp is to freezing you could be right.
  5. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    It could be that, or just for some reason those spots are above freezing still, could be due to alot of things.
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    How about sun exposure.
    Salt tracked off the road.
    Homeowner threw salt out of the garage around the car
    The car sat idling
    Heat is coming out of the garage

    The lights are not melting the snow.