Expect part-time street lights to be behaving badly

  Posted: 03.10.19 at 14:41 by The Editor

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Residents are being advised that part-time street lighting could be erratic while they adjust to the switch to Greenwich Mean Time.

When the clocks go back on Sunday, 27 October it will temporarily affect the streetlights' timings.

Coun Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: "Over the next few weeks, you might notice that the part-night streetlights start to go off and come on at different times.

"Please be assured that this is not due to a technical fault.

"The street lights have sensors that monitor the number of daylight hours, which is how they set their internal clock.

"During the autumn, the lights enter a period of adjustment, when their timings may vary as they adapt to the switch to Greenwich Mean Time.

"Unfortunately, this is unavoidable, but it is only temporary."

There are around 42,000 streetlights across Lincolnshire - mostly in residential areas - that are switched off between the hours of midnight and 6am.

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