New lanterns will brighten the streets

New lanterns will brighten the streets

New lanterns will brighten the streets

First published in News

NIGHT-times in Hastings and St Leonards will get a notch brighter when the council replaces orange and yellow street lights with bright white lanterns.

East Sussex County Council is replacing about 5,500 street lights with energy-efficient white LED lanterns over the next three years to save money and cut carbon emissions.

The latest in a series of public exhibitions on the changeover, due to finish in spring 2015, will be held at the Asda in Battle Road, St Leonards, on September 6 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Attendees can quiz the council’s street lighting team, while maps showing the changes in Wishing Tree ward will be on display.

For more information, visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/streetlights or call Hastings Library 01273 337 162.

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11:40am Wed 27 Aug 14

Joshiman says...

Great for muggers.We already have them in Brighton.Very dark and definately not bright.Orange was perfect.New Led's are rubbish.The only winners are the suppliers.
Great for muggers.We already have them in Brighton.Very dark and definately not bright.Orange was perfect.New Led's are rubbish.The only winners are the suppliers. Joshiman
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12:21pm Wed 27 Aug 14

moveoveru says...

Joshiman wrote:
Great for muggers.We already have them in Brighton.Very dark and definately not bright.Orange was perfect.New Led's are rubbish.The only winners are the suppliers.
I agree the new LED light are pants. There was nothing wrong with the old ones. LED street lights make light pollution significantly worse.
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Great for muggers.We already have them in Brighton.Very dark and definately not bright.Orange was perfect.New Led's are rubbish.The only winners are the suppliers.[/p][/quote]I agree the new LED light are pants. There was nothing wrong with the old ones. LED street lights make light pollution significantly worse. moveoveru
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