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LED Streetlamps

Posted: Wed 09 Mar, 2016 4:01 am
by Steve
I see that LED streetlamps are now being fitted in sidestreets as well as main roads.

The only problem I have with these lights is that they are so "cold". The ones being rolled out seem to have a colour temperature of around 5K (approx daylight) and look very blue.

Re: LED Streetlamps

Posted: Wed 09 Mar, 2016 9:51 am
by Kateg28
But at least they should be more reliable.

If you walk up Bramfield Road past the cemetery and next to parkland, there are often street lights out and it makes it very dark and can be a little scary. I would rather have the cold light than no light.

And aren't they meant to be more energy efficient?

Re: LED Streetlamps

Posted: Wed 09 Mar, 2016 5:43 pm
by Steve
Kateg28 wrote:And aren't they meant to be more energy efficient?

Yes, a lot more efficient. The units last a lot longer and are a fraction of the cost to run. Plus, they're very directional which means less light pollution.

Re: LED Streetlamps

Posted: Thu 10 Mar, 2016 5:44 am
by Joe
Steve wrote:
Kateg28 wrote:And aren't they meant to be more energy efficient?

Yes, a lot more efficient. The units last a lot longer and are a fraction of the cost to run. Plus, they're very directional which means less light pollution.



So does that mean that the street lights are going to be on all night?

Re: LED Streetlamps

Posted: Thu 10 Mar, 2016 9:50 am
by Kateg28
Joe wrote:
Steve wrote:
Kateg28 wrote:And aren't they meant to be more energy efficient?

Yes, a lot more efficient. The units last a lot longer and are a fraction of the cost to run. Plus, they're very directional which means less light pollution.



So does that mean that the street lights are going to be on all night?

On the Bramfield Road, I would hope so....

On residential roads I do prefer them off but before I moved to Hertford, I lived the other side of Ware, deep in the countryside, couldn't even see another house let alone a streetlamp so I do like the darkness, it even seems quieter somehow.

Re: LED Streetlamps

Posted: Sat 12 Mar, 2016 1:24 am
by Robbo
I have to deliver to houses at night and it can be quite dangerous at night in the darkness with no street lamps. Also it is more likely that people will be attacked.

Re: LED Streetlamps

Posted: Wed 16 Mar, 2016 1:40 pm
by Alec
Robbo wrote:I have to deliver to houses at night and it can be quite dangerous at night in the darkness with no street lamps. Also it is more likely that people will be attacked.

Hmm, around here I'd be more concerned about not being able to read house numbers/names than being attacked...