I wasn't to be supprised with this as since 2001 they have replaced
It makes me So Mad that this Country is Wasting Money to please the EU and this Government
robtdci wrote:My road was lit by 2 * 40w 2ft T12 lanterns until 1985, controlled by mechanical Sangamo time switches. These would extinguish at mid night except for a lamp at each end and in the middle. They were then replaced by 35w SOX on full night photocells. A few years ago, these along with the 5 metre columns were replace with 100w SON-T lanterns on much higher columns, set back from the road. I wrote to one of our councillors, asking why it was deemed necessary to replace the SOX lanterns and columns with much larger, more powerful lanterns on such a quiet, no through road which does not suffer from any crime problems or anti social behaviour.
She replied that the columns were being replaced as they were rusting and becoming unsafe (indeed one of them had started to lean) and that the council have to adhere to EU regulations with regard to light levels, and that they would be fined by the EU if they installed lower powered lanterns on lower columns.
In fact, as this road is lined by trees which are never pruned by the council (despite numerous requests from residents), so with the higher columns, much of the light is absorbed by the trees and does not make it to the road where it is required.
LinearSLI-H wrote:I have seen some of these in use at my local hospital, on the car park in lanterns and the Thorn Piazza have been modded with them.
They are very bright, and resemble a `plus` halide lamp at first sight, however, there were about 8 out of a total of about 30 lights that the diodes or driver had died on them, making them look like an 80watt MBF with about 10 years on the clock!
Totally greened out!, I`m all for LED replacements, but it needs to be someone like Philips to make larger retrofits, than these `ring ding` Chinese tat manufacturers whos products last all of five minutes, instead of the boasted 50,000 hours that LED should have.!
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