Opposition for the new lamp brightness and colour
Reported via desktop in the Other Lighting Issue category anonymously at 12:43, Thu 2 February 2023
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
We are a group of residents of High Street and the recent replacement of street lamps have caused issues. We observed that they have been replaced from orange to white light gradually. 1. Safety concerns: As cyclists this has caused more dangerous instances as the dimmer, cold-toned lighting lowered visibility with traffic. This is especially severe at the Queens Lane-High Street junction. 2. Looks concern: The white light looks terrible on high street. It also made the street look more shady and we have felt less safe to walk on the street at night. 3. Environmental concerns: We understand that LED lamps have obvious energy benefits, but it is also known that white light worsen light pollution and disrupts human routines: e.g. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ science/ article/ light-pollution-energy-LED-bulbs-spd
Council ref: 4196396
Asset ID: 015
Unit type: Wall Mounted Light
State changed to: Investigating
Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:07, Thu 2 February 2023
What?? White light means that I can see colours.. orange light defeats that. White light is helpful. There is no safety issue resulting.
Posted anonymously at 12:30, Wed 29 March 2023
State changed to: Closed
Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:31, Wed 20 December 2023
Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that it does not currently meet the criteria for intervention, so will not be fixing at this time.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:10, Wednesday 3 January 2024
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