Residents recently raised with me the fact that the street lighting in parts of the Hawkhill by-pass (near Blackness Primary School) and West Port was not on in the morning when it was still dark.
I am grateful to the Street Lighting Partnership who promptly resolved this – a timeclock issue, now fixed.
The Street Lighting Partnership Manager advised me that timeclocks are being phased out to avoid such issues. She indicates :
“We replace the timeclocks with a photoelectric cell which operates on the ambient lighting levels. Currently we are using cells which switch the lights at 35lux in the evening and 18 lux in the morning.
Unfortunately it is not a straight swap for these components and often some additional cabling and tracking is required.”