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SamTyler

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PostSubject: Lighting cutbacks   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:51 pm

I see in the Advertiser that our friends at the cooncil are now considering switching off or dimming street lights in certain areas to save money.
I don't know who pays for them but the lights at the Bio-tech place at the Bush (behind the Countryside Inn) certainly don't need to be on since I don't think anyone is in that building plus it is not used at night anyway. Even if taxpayers are not footing the bill, it seems an awful waste of energy like the lights on the outside of Mauricewood primary which are on 24/7!
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PostSubject: Streetlighting   Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:26 pm

Vandalism and burglary would probably be a worry if they switch off large areas, but perhaps they could dim them a bit at certain times, or switch off every second light?
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting cutbacks   Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:42 pm

I read the article in the Advertiser and the first thing that came to my mind was the lights that were constantly on at Glencorse barracks. Recently I noticed that the lights were on in our estate for a few days when I was off work. I also wonder if they still have the lights on in the tunnels down by the old railway. I remember counting the number of lights in one tunnel (I know, sad isn't it Smile ) and I worked it out that it must be the equivalent of running a 3 bar electric fire 24/7 Crying or Very sad Did they really need to install that many lights in one tunnel?

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