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Clocks going back to affect part-night streetlights

Lincolnshire County Council are reminding residents that when the clocks go back this will affect the timings of the county's part-night streetlights.

The clocks will go back by one hour on Sunday 27th October, which will affect the 42,000 streetlights across the county that are normally switched off between midnight and 6am.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: "Over the next few weeks, you might notice that the part-night streetlights start to go off and come on at different times.

"Please be assured that this is not due to a technical fault. The street lights have sensors that monitor the number of daylight hours, which is how they set their internal clock.

"During the autumn, the lights enter a period of adjustment, when their timings may vary as they adapt to the switch to Greenwich Mean Time.

"Unfortunately, this is unavoidable, but it is only temporary."


Published: Wednesday 2nd October 2019


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