21 August

Chepstow streetlight switch-off threatens drunks

Chepstow will soon become the latest British locality to turn off street lights during the wee hours, over the protests of taxi drivers who have provided yet another reason why it's a bad idea: They might run over hard-to-see drunks.

20 August

New material could slash LED costs

Researchers at Cambridge and Oxford universities have demonstrated a new way of making LEDs that could eventually slash manufacturing costs.

19 August

They're off. They're on. They're off. Action heats up in great British streetlight battle

The roundup over the last week on UK streets: Lights Off 2, Lights On 1.

As the debate continues on how best to save energy and on whether turning off lights increases or decreases crime, the city of Exeter and the town of Loughborough both scored for the “Offs,” while Gloucestershire kicked in with an “On”, taking the next step in a countywide LED deployment.

15 August

Guests gripe: London hotel rooms too dim

This story resides somewhere between industry scaremongering and the truth: The lighting in London hotel rooms is often too dim or sparse and guests can't stand it.

14 August

Wigan spending £11 million on LED street lights, expects big savings

The borough of Wigan, long associated with George Orwell and more recently with the World Pie Eating Championship, is catapulting into the modern lighting era with an £11 million scheme to install 31,000 LED street lights over the next three years.

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