2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council turn off or dim their street light network to reduce light pollution?

Question code
5.6
Section
Biodiversity
Topic
Light Pollution
Source
Volunteer Research
Question weight
Low

Criteria

Criteria met if any area of the local authority that has been deemed safe to do so has dimmed street lighting or part night lighting.

Clarifications

Part night lighting is where councils switch off street lights for part of the night in certain areas. Typically areas with increased risk, such as in the vicinity of pedestrian crossings or with higher nighttime use, will be exempted for safety reasons.
Dimming street lighting is where a council will dim street lights for some or all of the night in certain areas, with similar safety exemptions typically in place. LED lights are brighter for the same energy use so have a higher impact on insect populations unless dimmed. Smart dimming street lights, which are dimmer as standard but increase brightness when motion or sound is detected will also be included.

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