WikiWirral 16yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,028,073
Topics75,592
Members13,514
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs7
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
36 registered members (B1gAlan, 10 invisible), 1,398 guests, and208 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
George Carlin
by BultacoAstro. 10th Sep 2020 9:00am
Our Earth
by granny. 8th Sep 2020 10:02am
The Moon Landing ?
by BultacoAstro. 29th Aug 2020 4:58pm
Harry McGuire.
by casper. 28th Aug 2020 11:15am
New Wirral History
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 4:05pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
WHAT PUB
by derekdwc. 12th Sep 2020 12:51pm
365 Crown Vaults 34 Watson Street
by mikeeb. 1st Sep 2020 5:05pm
94 Clarendon Hotel 109 to 111 Chester Street
by mikeeb. 31st Aug 2020 5:54pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Our Earth
by granny. 21st Sep 2020 11:22pm
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by granny. 21st Sep 2020 9:53pm
Classic Rock The Bands Are Awakening
by GaryFromWirral. 21st Sep 2020 10:18am
Coronavirus
by granny. 21st Sep 2020 8:38am
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by locomotive. 20th Sep 2020 8:00pm
Wooden Single Bed, Headboard, Mattress and Drawer
by rhoobarb2002. 20th Sep 2020 1:52pm
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 3:41pm
Trinity Street Birkenhead
by MIKE6570. 19th Sep 2020 12:22pm
Award for Corbyn ???
by casper. 19th Sep 2020 9:34am
September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
New LED streeet lights #956390
27th Jul 2015 8:47pm
27th Jul 2015 8:47pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,730
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,730
wirral
Not seen any sign of these around New Ferry. Anyone else noticed them being installed, or have the council decided not to bother after all?

Google Ads
Re: New LED streeet lights [Re: Excoriator] #956414
27th Jul 2015 10:13pm
27th Jul 2015 10:13pm
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 741
Wallasey
Norton Offline

Veteran
Norton  Offline

Veteran
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 741
Wallasey
LED lights were incorporated as part of the upgrade of New Brighton prom earlier this year.

There is a thread about them on here, but I can't remember what it came under.

Quite often, the topic of managed street lighting is mentioned at the same time, usually in the context of street lights being switched off at night.

Something that rarely gets mentioned is a scheme (possibly a pilot or experimental one) that the Council ran around the Magazines area about seven or eight years ago. The lights had a small radio device (costing less than 30, installed) which was attached to the light head, so look for the little antenna on top. The lamp housing itself was changed from the old low pressure sodium type to a modern dimmable one, usually in a 'cobra' style head. This enabled them to be remotely turned on or off, either all together or individually, and allowed for self-reporting of faults. I'm sure that the LED light heads available now would be even more suitable to this kind of treatment.

Similar schemes were tried in other parts of the country. Some schemes included intelligent linking involving movement sensors that could light-up just the required area needed for pedestrians at night. In some cases, the lights 'talked' to each other to achieve this.

Re: New LED streeet lights [Re: Excoriator] #956499
28th Jul 2015 8:09pm
28th Jul 2015 8:09pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,730
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content OP
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,730
wirral
I remember that thread Norton and contributed to it, but like you can't recall what it came under.

I recall the Council announcing that they were going to invest a bunch of cash in upgrading the street lights but hadn't seen any evidence of it locally. It looks like New Brighton got the first ones then.

LED lights - unlike discharge lamps like sodium - com to full brightness immediately so would be very well adapted to an 'Only When Needed' system.

I can't wait. I've always hated the vile yellow sodium ones that seem to be more or less universal.

Re: New LED streeet lights [Re: Excoriator] #956500
28th Jul 2015 8:17pm
28th Jul 2015 8:17pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,579
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,579
Birkenhead
The previous topic is HERE

The more modern high pressure sodium lights are much better than the old low pressure sodium lights and can be switched on demand.

LED being almost a point light source need a more complex reflector and lens system than sodium lamps, if they get it right it will be great but my experience so far is the opposite.

I'll take a trip down New Brighton and have a look at those sometime.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: New LED streeet lights [Re: Excoriator] #956552
29th Jul 2015 10:16am
29th Jul 2015 10:16am
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 741
Wallasey
Norton Offline

Veteran
Norton  Offline

Veteran
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 741
Wallasey
Well, I'd forgotten about that topic - and it was only last March!

I was thinking of this one from October 2012, but it's more about the older street lights.
See https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/732584

It might shine some more light on the subject. (Sorry, couldn't resist..)

Re: New LED streeet lights [Re: Excoriator] #960832
8th Sep 2015 4:57pm
8th Sep 2015 4:57pm
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 262
Moreton
M
Martin1943 Offline
Addict
Martin1943  Offline
Addict
M
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 262
Moreton
Try www.gemmalighting.com Tells about the savings etc. All our houses will become LED lit soon as the others are being phased out.


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 4:05pm
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by KevinFinity. 18th Sep 2020 9:45pm
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
For Sale & Free
Wanted Bultaco Astro Or Pursang 360 Model 104
by BultacoAstro. 13th Sep 2020 10:39pm
Wooden Single Bed, Headboard, Mattress and Drawer
by rhoobarb2002. 12th Sep 2020 5:07pm
Vauxhall Alloy Wheels - Astra, Corsa, Zafira etc.
by j_demo. 12th Sep 2020 2:44pm
2x2 seater leather sofas recliner
by paul110180. 7th Sep 2020 8:18am
2x2 seater leather sofas recliner
by paul110180. 7th Sep 2020 7:32am
Member Spotlight
Norton
Norton
Wallasey
Posts: 741
Joined: September 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Mikey54, calltutors, RyanEvans, mange1827, Stephen_59
13514 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Van carpet fitter
by Gibbo. 17th Sep 2020 9:16am
Tower road. Birkenhead and now Dock road
by keef666. 6th Sep 2020 1:53pm
Enjoy the street theatre!
by Excoriator. 5th Sep 2020 3:50pm
Laminate flooring
by casper. 4th Sep 2020 6:33pm
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
by mikeeb. 23rd Aug 2020 3:05pm
News : New Topics
Award for Corbyn ???
by granny. 27th Aug 2020 10:41pm
Casper Specials
by granny. 23rd Aug 2020 5:39pm
Worlds oldest man dies aged 116
by mikeeb. 23rd Aug 2020 2:36pm
When Damascus Falls !
by granny. 13th Feb 2020 11:12pm
Coronavirus
by cools. 30th Jan 2020 5:38pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by KevinFinity. 18th Sep 2020 9:45pm
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
Customer Is Always Right
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Sep 2020 12:19pm
VW Golf TDi Cambelt
by TudorBlue. 1st Sep 2020 10:04am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 6:59am
Sunset Tue 7:09pm
Local Time Tue 12:04pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1