Turn off all street lights after midnight

Turn off all streetlights after midnight

Why the contribution is important

Energy conservation. Reduction in electricity budget.

by Weebles on November 04, 2015 at 09:41PM

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3.75
Average score : 3.7
Based on : 8 votes

Comments

  • Posted by GrahamBell November 04, 2015 at 22:12

    I would want to see an assessment of whether this has a detrimental effect on safety on the streets.
  • Posted by pratt November 06, 2015 at 08:32

    It wouldn't take long to accept this idea. Street lights cause shadows in which people can lurk! Eyes get used to the dark. A good, sensible idea. How do any people who disagree with it think that rural dwellers manage?
  • Posted by mandarin November 13, 2015 at 07:46

    The Council has already made steps to save money with the introduction on LED street lamps which are a vast improvement and anticipated running costs reduced by over £100,000 per year. Turning them off after dark removes the complete point of them being there.

    There may be some benefit in turning off some locations but that should be a locally decided option and will only be feasible if switching options are available for smaller light runs, and it's likely that's not the case.

    It could actually cost more to turn them off than leaving them on.
  • Posted by maggiewhite November 20, 2015 at 13:33

    There is a lot of unneeded lighting-even throughout the 'downturn" and the Austerity Period! It makes sense to reduce lighting in areas where it is not needed e.g. in the housing estates where folk do not walk late at night but travel in cars with lights. This is more than a savings issue. It's also about light pollution and spoiling the environment.
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