Introduction

We know that we need to reduce the environmental impact of street lighting in Somerset.

Our street lighting reduction project aims to reduce the number of street lights we leave on during the hours of darkness, when vehicles and pedestrians are least likely to be present.

We have consulted with a group of parishes across Somerset to agree some test areas for the project, and will take the following approaches to reduce street lighting in Somerset

  • Part night lighting, which means switching off the lights in identified areas between 12 midnight and 5.30am
  • Light dimming, which means that we reduce light levels in identified areas by 50 percent
  • Converting lamps to LED, which provides more efficient direct lighting.