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Any thoughts on the new street lights? Looks like as part of the prom refurb they are getting rid of the old yellow lights in favor of the new LED white ones. That's going to change the character of the place quite a bit if they leave it like that. Also, seems the white things aren't without problems, including eye issues, light pollution, and effects on animals:

https://www.highwaysmagazine.co.uk/Public-Health-England-issues-LED-street-lighting-warning/3981

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/04/26/new-led-streetlights-may-double-cancer-risk-new-research-warns/

https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/led-lights-are-affecting-wildlife-by-turning-night-into-midday-according-to-scientists/

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Third world problems eh...

 

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It'll warm your heart to know the cost of "street furniture" is not included in the 25? Million refurb cost, DBC were looking to put the extra  £800,000+ cost onto the ratepayers.

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Brighter, white light. Helps to guide the scouse drug shipments in....

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57 minutes ago, Amadeus said:

Any thoughts on the new street lights? Looks like as part of the prom refurb they are getting rid of the old yellow lights in favor of the new LED white ones. That's going to change the character of the place quite a bit if they leave it like that. Also, seems the white things aren't without problems, including eye issues, light pollution, and effects on animals:

https://www.highwaysmagazine.co.uk/Public-Health-England-issues-LED-street-lighting-warning/3981

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/04/26/new-led-streetlights-may-double-cancer-risk-new-research-warns/

https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/led-lights-are-affecting-wildlife-by-turning-night-into-midday-according-to-scientists/

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Can’t win can they FFS

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The LED lights seem to be more 'grey' that the warm orange glow of the sodium? lights. They may well be as bright in their targeted area, I haven't had a light meter on them, but the spread of light and the warmth and quality of that light seems less with the LEDs  They don't always fill the gap between lamp posts and one seems to go from a lit area to a dim area and then back to a lit area.

Of course, they are the way to go, so we wwill have to get used to them!!!

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I think that Amadeus' digital compensation exposure has evened out the light in his photos???

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They aren't putting the festoons of decorative lighting back after the refurbishment, so that in itself will be a change from the past. It will look less like a seaside promenade and more like a road in Oswaldtwistle.

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Jeez. Is this really a problem? I like the new street lights in Port Erin, and LED in the pavement. We got it all down south. 

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2 minutes ago, Gizo said:

Jeez. Is this really a problem? I like the new street lights in Port Erin, and LED in the pavement. We got it all down south. 

That's the "go ahead" part of the Island though.

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LED is the way to go. It saves money in the long run.

 

I wonder if people complained when gas lighting got replaced by electric lighting?

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They're ugly, soulless, and give people like me migraines. I will certainly not be visiting Douglas Promenade any time after sunset as long as these monstrosities remain there.

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I don't like the old / current ones either though. I think most people's eyes don't notice the very quick flashing of the lights and see it as one continuous light but my eyes can see the light pulsating and it causes a migraine.

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