I decided to replace the old, weathered, faded brass light fixtures in front of our TH. The fixtures were the original (18 years) and have become quite an eyesore. I've noticed many other neighbors are beginning to also replace these old fixtures. Following my interpretation of the HOA guidelines, I understood that I needed to get fixtures of similar style and color. I installed new fixtures and then (shame on me) submitted for approval from the Modifications Committee. Our fixtures were denied on the basis that the fixtures were not EXACT matches. Per the email (I've bolded and underlined): Please be aware the pole light fixture and the fixture by the front door is not an exact match. According to the lighting design guidelines: “All exterior lighting fixtures on the same elevation of the house must be of similar style, size and color.” Anyone have advice? I am being told they must be EXACT but our HOA guidelines explicitly say similar. Similar and exact have two different definitions last I checked. Anyone else fight this? Should I just reinstall the eyesore originals? Here I thought I was making an improvement to the community.