Street Lighting Switch-Offs

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Re: Street Lighting Switch-Offs

Postby LinearSLI-H » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:35 pm

No switch off should be considered, can you imagine a street where the lighting goes off at midnight, it would turn into a crime mecca within a week.
As dimming of HID and fluorescent is not that practical, I would rather see LED in our streets that a total switch off of lighting!
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Re: Street Lighting Switch-Offs

Postby peterhoult » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:14 pm

So true! I can't really understand the mass migration to CFL by some councils. It's not terribly energy efficient either. Not very forward looking to the future either! At least WRTL Libra lanterns have an LED retrofit option called RETROLED if councils want to go LED at a later date!

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Re: Street Lighting Switch-Offs

Postby leslielamp » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:02 pm

Paul wrote:That reminds me - I was driving back through Milton Keynes the other night and noticed that they have turned off some of the columns.
It seems that any that were not over junctions or crossings / bus stops, were turned off. Looked really wierd! :o


Milton Keynes that's like 10-20 mins away ill see if I can video them going off. they tend to go off at 1.00 :woohoo
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Re: Street Lighting Switch-Offs

Postby Paul » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:36 pm

That would be good!

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Re: Street Lighting Switch-Offs

Postby LinearSLI-H » Sun May 25, 2014 11:01 am

Well I have read two news reports since April this year, that Police forces are now over ruling their councils and re lighting street lighting all night, the reason?....

RTAs and street crime are up about 30% since the switch offs were brought in!! :roll:
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Re: Street Lighting Switch-Offs

Postby amtrakuk » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:37 am

LinearSLI-H wrote:Well I have read two news reports since April this year, that Police forces are now over ruling their councils and re lighting street lighting all night, the reason?....

RTAs and street crime are up about 30% since the switch offs were brought in!! :roll:


Would be interesting to see the reports for Leeds CC. With the exception of the lanterns in the trees there streets are lighter than my car headlights!
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