21 Feb 2017

Street lighting, update from County Cllr Perkins

LED lanterns are currently being fitted in Garstang and throughout Lancashire to reduce CO2 emissions, energy consumption and associated costs. Part of this saving is made by directing the light output more accurately onto the highway, and subsequently less light encroaches onto adjacent properties. All lanterns are also fitted with variable output control, and the new lights on your street are dimmed by approximately 50% between 19:00-07:00. In the winter months the lights will be on full output during the hours of peak highway pedestrian and traffic movement. Although the introduction of LED lighting may be unpopular for some residents, the energy and associated savings made by fitting LED lanterns enables Lancashire County Council to continue to provide a sustainable system of lighting in the future.

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