Lincolnshire County Council announces part-night streetlights to begin adjustment to Greenwich Mean Time

Street light EMN-161031-121941001
Street light EMN-161031-121941001

People are being reminded that on Sunday October 27 the clocks will go back, temporarily affecting the timings of the county’s part-night streetlights.

There are around 42,000 streetlights across the county that are switched off between the hours of midnight and 6am in a cost and energy-saving initiative adopted by the council over a year ago.

Coun 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.”