£100m city lights project begins

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£100m city lights project begins

Post by Praesepe »

Work has started on a £100m scheme to replace 80% of Leeds' street lights over the next five years.

The operation is claimed to be the UK's biggest street lighting project and the council says it will do away with night-time light pollution.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west ... 033751.stm
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Post by Paul Sutherland »

This is good news if they do it properly. It seems sensible, or certainly more pragmatic, to argue for lighting to be properly directed and of the rather type, rather than just to call for it to be done away with.

I noticed on a recent drive through London's Fulham Road that a whole stretch of street lights were being replaced with modern sky-friendly models, so it appears things are improving even in the great metropolis.


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