Author Topic: Arrrgh No! It's a disaster! Oh wait. It's not too bad.  (Read 2040 times)

Longjohn54

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Arrrgh No! It's a disaster! Oh wait. It's not too bad.
« on: February 17, 2016, 06:55:45 PM »
A highways van came calling to my little road today and apparently to every road around me.  They changed all the sodium lights to LEDs.

What could be worse?  I've got filters for Sodium light.  You cannot filter white light.  It's a disaster.  :'( :(

Well, it's dark now and the lights are on.... and it's still dark!  They point down and have a limited spread.  The houses are not illuminated.  The one outside my house doesn't shine through the curtains any more.  I can barely see the end of the street.

It's really dark outside.  Woo Hoo.  ;D 8) ::)

(Why wasn't this done years ago?)
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Re: Arrrgh No! It's a disaster! Oh wait. It's not too bad.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 09:46:02 PM »
Nice one......

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Re: Arrrgh No! It's a disaster! Oh wait. It's not too bad.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 01:05:39 PM »
Turned out well John, I wouldn't fancy digging up that lump of concrete under your new obsy to move it somewhere darker if your garden had ended up brighter!!

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Re: Arrrgh No! It's a disaster! Oh wait. It's not too bad.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2016, 07:07:33 PM »
Before and after photos of lights in the adjacent road.  The old Sodium lights scatter light in all directions casting an orange glow everywhere.  The new lights have little scatter and one is now invisible from my garden.

Whilst I haven't had the scope out yet (garden is still a building site) I'm getting a decent improvement in visibility with the naked eye and binoculars.

 
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Re: Arrrgh No! It's a disaster! Oh wait. It's not too bad.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 07:28:31 PM »
Great stuff - now how do I get that done on my road
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