Over the last couple of years or so, Calderdale Council has installed a few LED streetlights – there’s one on my street. LED streetlights (ie using light emitting diodes) are much lower energy than traditional orange streetlights – but they give out a horrible blue glare. The first night the new one on my street came on, such a fierce alien light poured through my windows that I thought space invaders must’ve pitched up.
Now there’s a new form of dimmable warm-white street lighting that gives lower watt lighting on demand and also reduces light pollution – which LED streetlights create a lot of.
This would be good in Upper Calder Valley, wouldn’t it?