Pros: Reflective, easy to read
Cons: not a fault of the sign; did not accomodate our 6 numeral address
Whitehall's Nite Bright Richfield Home Address Sign is made of hard-wearing resilient molded resin which is designed to not rust or fade.
The Richfield Nite Brite is attractive, durable and handy; offering possibility as a wall mount, post mount either horizontal or vertical or atop the mailbox this multipurpose reflective plaque is designed to permit swift and effortless address recognition for emergency 911 vehicles, mail delivery, UPS or other deliveries, and visitors.
The reflective background is a true plus; creating utmost visibility the duo faced tablet consist of the plaque itself as well as 52 self-stick numerals which should accommodate the most intricate of addresses. On the other hand, they didn't.
When we first moved to this area, before 911, the addresses were looney to the max, everyone around us had the same Rural Route number, RR 2, Box 148 - something, as 5 or ten acres were sold off and a new mail box was added it became a postal carrier's nightmare, -1, -2,-5 etc.
I cannot fathom how emergency personnel ever found anyone.
Living - out in the country - as we do, there are times when address is really important. A sad reality of living in rural areas is that while most folks do know those who live nearby, and may even know many who do not live so close simply from being born and raised in the area; EMTs and other emergency personnel may not really know the name, the area or the address very well.
Fire Department, per the volunteers who fought prairie fire roaring across our pasture a few years back, typically can find most fires simply by following the smoke during daytime, or glow if at night.
It is the E squad who comes in answer to health issues or Police who may be coming out of nearby town who are most at disadvantage. They are not always from the area, our nearby little village has no law enforcement, nearest is 12 miles distant, luckily crime is not huge, however, when an officer or EMT is needed it helps if they can find the location.
Our postal delivery person was a gal who was born, reared, married and continued to live in the area, she knows everyone on this end of the county and mail appeared in our rural route box with regularity. She retired, mail became a tangled snarl, we got a mailbox in town.
911 was instituted about 10 years ago leading to each domicile needing its own address numbering, no more box 148 - 5. Numerals are to be placed on both mailbox at the roadway and on the house itself per 911 instructions.
Whitehall's Nite Bright Richfield Home Address Sign measuring 4.5 x 16 x almost an inch is attractive, durable sign tablet, however, it was a gift from son who did not allow for the fact that 16 inches and 6 numerals, including doubles would not work as well as hoped as a sign for the mail box post.
The sign is used as a wall mount on the house facing the lane leading from the roadway to the house, numerals do lap over a tad at either end, but that is not a real problem, at least the numerals are easily seen should emergency arise.
Country folk who live well off the roadway, as do we, have long resorted to positioning a family member holding flashlight at the gate should emergency arise during nighttime hours. Police or E squad is told that the family member will be there by the 911 operator. The number on the house reflected in the light of the E squad or police car assure that this is indeed the place.
I suspect Whitehall's Nite Bright Richfield Home Address Sign provides greater usage for those having no more than 4 - 5 numerals in their address. While the sign was not really suitable for our 6 numeral system that is not a fault of the sign, we simply have too many numerals including doubles for the sign to work as intended. It works fine as an against the wall device.
Happy to recommend Whitehall's Nite Bright Richfield Home Address Sign for those having 4 - 5 numerals in their address.
Reviewed by Molly's Reviews
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