Hertfordshire streetlights ‘back on until midnight tonight’

12:56 22 March 2012

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert.

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert.


STREETLIGHTS, which have been switching off at 7pm across areas of Welwyn Hatfield for the past few days, should return back to the normal part-night service tonight (Thursday).

A Hertfordshire County Council spokeswoman said that based on last night’s performance the “bulk of the part-night converted lights are now operating as they should – from dusk to midnight and then on again in the early morning to dawn,” rather than switching off five hours early.

She added: “It appears that Monday and Tuesday nights experienced the peak of the problem. From tonight we expect far fewer outages. The problem will persist in some local areas and for a limited number of lights but our current understanding is that there problem will cease by the weekend.

“We are in contact with the manufacturer with the expectation that the fault will be confirmed later today and that we will identify how to remove this issue from the installed infrastructure.”

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  • Stepped out into Wood Common at 7.15pm & thought I'd been struck blind! Wasn't bothered about lurking villains so much as something nasty I might step in. I'm sure Birchwood has more dogs than people & they all look related. Most disgusting creatures imaginable.......& the dogs aren't much better!

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    Friday, March 23, 2012

  • I saw a van out this afternoon with someone working on individual lights that were on at 3pm. One of many along the A414 near Oldings Corner. I hope HCC explains how things went wrong as I'm completely stumped given the fact that besides timers, these lights have photocells. Surely they can't allow a light to be on during daylight and would override any timer. How could HCC bodge such a simple job? Is it light? Yes: lights off. No: Check the time. Pretty simple.

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    Thursday, March 22, 2012

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