After five days of a 500-yard stretch of Stewart Avenue, between Marion Avenue and Oakford Street, missing any semblance of street lights, light was finally restored today. Speaking with a City of Las Vegas employee, he noted that the City of Las Vegas responded the same day they were notified, i.e. on the 5th day of the outage. The cause of the outage laid with a power malfunction which he said was common over time. In turn, the City of Las Vegas notified Nevada Power, or NV Energy, which fixed the power problem.
One of the key parts involved in this power and light disruption is what is often called a power box but which is more properly termed a pedestal. Inquiring further, the emergency response employee noted the many light glitches experienced on this same stretch are likely something altogether different when the lights are on during the day, and off at night. This problem occurs when the optical sensor is either accidentally or purposely covered and disrupts the light cycle. The location of the sensor can be anywhere depending on how and when the light system was installed or upgraded.