The town is to have new street lighting next year.
In a presentation to the Town Council by Hampshire County Council’s Julian Higgins, it was announced that every light is to be renewed.
Mr Higgins, explained that where the lamp post is over 15 years old, the whole structure and lamp would be replaced, while newer lamp posts would remain but still have a new lamp head installed.
In residential areas there would be a ‘white light source’ which would provide better colour rendition on the highway and be more energy efficient, while those on main highways would have a light with a slight ‘orange tinge’. Light throw would be improved too, with 5-metre columns being replaced by 6-metre ones.
The new lights, which are expected to be installed around May next year, will also have ‘dimming technology’ and will reduce in output by 25% after midnight, which should result in a reduction of 30 – 40% energy saving.
It is expected that all the work would take around a month, and while there will be some disruption it should not be excessive. Mr Higgins said he did not expect work to take any longer than 10 days per street and many would be done much quicker.
For full details of the works see the dedicated website:
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