This report is essential reading for anyone involved in the upgrade of street lighting assets. Well represented and referenced, the report highlights the issues being experienced in the UK with LED street lighting upgrades. Sadly, our experience tells us these are familiar to the problems within our own region. There are also some excellent recommendations proposed, along with strong reasoning for councils to take action.
“LightAware believes that there is a sufficient risk of people and the environment being harmed by LED street lighting to invoke the ‘precautionary principle’. This states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public, or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus (that the action or policy is not harmful), the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking that action.”
A bright idea? - Adverse health, social and environmental impacts associated with LED street lighting • Light Aware