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messageStreet lights
Posted by Boddle February 06, 05:24PM

Sure there was a thread on this but canít find it-

Any idea why Bassano Street looks like someone lighting a film set after dusk?? The street lamps are now so bright it looks like daylight. Thankfully we all sleep in rooms in the back of the house but must be awful for those with lamps right outside their window. We are going to have some very confused wildlife.

I appreciate itís important for safety to have well lit streets but these seem a bit extreme.

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Posted by siousxiesue February 06, 07:44PM

A couple in Melbourne Grove are the same. I would be horrified, there's enough artificial light disturbing sleep as it is! Although report a couple of main road lampposts not working and nothing's done..

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Posted by gromit3:16 February 06, 08:33PM

why are they using suoer bright white lightbulbs, which hurt your eyes whilst looking at them and actually makes it harder to see , the orange lightbulbs were better

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Posted by DulwichBorn&Bred February 06, 08:58PM

They just changed the light outside my house yesterday to the new bright ones. Itís outside my bedroom window too and itís horrid. Itís so bright. Itís really strange looking outside at night and seeing it so lit up. What was wrong with the old style lights?!

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Posted by Spartacus February 06, 09:03PM

Energy efficient LED lights I believe, as a result the light is brighter and starker and it's happening in other boroughs too.

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Posted by macutd February 07, 08:22AM

greendale lights aren't working. It's a bit scary going up it after dark

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Posted by bobbsy February 07, 08:40AM

I did start a thread about Underhill Road. Far too bright. At night-time, I'd quite like it to feel like night-time!

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Posted by jonnywalker February 07, 05:15PM

All changed a while back in Nunhead. Now when our curtains are closed it looks like dawn at 3am.

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Posted by Boddle February 07, 09:37PM

There are some health concerns as well it seems

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Posted by James Barber February 10, 06:05PM

If new upgraded street lights causing light problems in bedrooms ask your local councillor for a light shield to be added - results in shadow facing bedroom windows.

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Posted by Abe_froeman February 10, 08:31PM

I think our local councillors are still in mourning! Dont see much on this forum any more...

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Posted by first mate February 10, 09:08PM

I think they prefer to convey or receive information through their preferred channels like their newsletter and email direct to them.

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Posted by Abe_froeman February 10, 09:31PM

I think there were only 3 or 4 newsletters, last one i saw was October 2019.

messageRe: Street lights
Posted by first mate February 11, 08:52AM

You have to go to the councillor website or sign up for their email delivery, that way they tell you what they are doing. Of course, not much room for open discussion.

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Posted by bobbsy February 11, 08:58AM

Could someone advise how I find my local councillors contact details to request this please? DONE

I'd encourage anyone affected to email their local councillors as James suggests above.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was february 11, 09:07am by bobbsy.

messageRe: Street lights
Posted by first mate February 11, 10:34AM

Our latest councillor has said he's had problems with emails from here going into spam (think that is what he said) and also that he is very busy. The way to contact him apparently is by emailing him direct- presumably those emails don't go into spam. If you go to the Councillor thread he has his contact details under his name.

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Posted by rahrahrah February 11, 11:29AM

On Heber Road, the council installed two lampposts within a foot or two of each other. I was told that the old one was to be removed, but it's never happened. It's opposite two road sign lights. The stretch of road never darkens.

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Posted by LEDphobic February 12, 03:50AM

I live on Underhill road and have not been able to sleep in my bedroom since the new streetlights were fitted at the beginning of January. I sleep on my sons floor in the back of our house. I have complained to Southwark and I have written to my councillors and Helen Hayes. Iím still waiting for Southwark to respond. The argument made for the switchover is that the lights will reduce CO2 emissions which is true, but it is equally true that the light heads are angled incorrectly so as to emit excessive glare and light trespass, they are too bright turning night into day, they disrupt bird and insect behaviour, and they interfere with our own circadian rhythm. To preserve our wildlife and our right to night the council could replace the harsh white bulbs with warmer bulbs and significantly dim the lights between midnight and five AM which would protect everyoneís interests.

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Posted by bobbsy February 12, 03:17PM

Completely agree

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Posted by FallingDownMoment February 12, 10:36PM

James Barber Wrote:
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> If new upgraded street lights causing light
> problems in bedrooms ask your local councillor for
> a light shield to be added - results in shadow
> facing bedroom windows.

Our street already had shields fitted, but they disappeared when the new streetlights were fitted yesterday. Possibly not compatible with the new LED fittings?

A simpler solution would surely be to reduce the output of the lights with timers?

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Posted by TreacleRabbit February 13, 11:08AM

There is another thread on this - agree they are too bright!
How do we complain?

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Posted by heartblock February 13, 01:12PM

Local councillor plus MP... get a few neighbours to also complain. Otherwise the whole of ED will be lit up like a stadium!


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