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Phil

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Street Lighting
« on: September 25, 2011, 12:35:19 PM »
Does anybody know why all the street lighting is being changed. From what I can see there seems to be little difference except the new light stands are a little higher and I suppose the lamps are the new energy saving type.
 
Why though could the existing ones not be converted with new lamp holders instead of all the expense of replacing them?
 
Can anybody shed any light on the matter (pun intended)
 
 
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 12:55:04 PM »
Phil you know the contracting industry, got to keep the perks of the job going.Dek ::) ::)

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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 01:04:57 PM »
Hi Phil this is suppose to be the answer according to the council
 
have a look at this link http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2010/12/01/new-street-lighting-programme-for-birmingham-97319-27748913/
 
but what I would like to know is why has all the lampost have a yellow band painted on them?
 
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 01:49:37 PM »
Hi Phil this is suppose to be the answer according to the council
 
have a look at this link http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2010/12/01/new-street-lighting-programme-for-birmingham-97319-27748913/
 
but what I would like to know is why has all the lampost have a yellow band painted on them?
 
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That will be so they can be seen in the dark when they start switching them off to save electricity at night.Dek O0

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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 03:23:47 PM »
So why couldn't the existing lights be adapted with new lamps?
 
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 04:04:01 PM »
Phil,I think the new lamps have a close circuit TV camera built into them not every one but every so far apart and are computer controlled
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 05:26:32 PM »
Pudding
 
you may be right, but I still cant see why the original lamp posts could not be converted with news lamps instead of a massive programme requiring that all the posts be replaced.
 
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 05:47:27 PM »
Phil, I think Dek has give us the answer to that one in post #1
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 06:56:37 PM »
pudding
 
Its ok I'm just a bit sick because I'm getting none of it.
 
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 08:49:22 PM »
I have been looking for a 60w candle bulb and verything has change to energy bulbs now, all the old type bulbs are being fazed out.
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Re: Street Lighting
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 08:28:04 PM »
I understood that each district will have different coloured lamp posts to identify that suburb from another. In some cases sponsorship from companies pay for the paint job. For example, Bournville has blue posts, the same blue as Cadbury wrappers. Aston could have claret and blue etc.