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You can choose what Historic Filipinotown's new streetlights will look like

Michael Juliano

You probably don't think about streetlights much. They're just sort of there, lighting the street for a few hours each night without drawing too much attention to themselves. But the City of Los Angeles wants you to notice them, particularly in Historic Filipinotown.

Under the name Project HiFi Highlight, the city asked local artists to redesign 54 decorative streetlights along Temple Street in the heart of Historic Filipinotown—which sits west of Downtown and on the south side of the 101 from Echo Park. Every artist was asked to submit three streetlight designs, each representing a different Filipino value: kapwa (shared humanity and togetherness), lakbay (journey and travel) and kapayapaan (peace and harmony).

Here's where you come in: You can cast your vote here until May 17 to choose the winning design. The city will make its selection by May 23, but in the meantime check out the finalists' designs below.

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