Street Lighting

Council operates a network of streetlights throughout the urban area and areas in the CBD. Most of the lights are high pressure sodium lamps. These are the common orange/yellow lights that can be seen in most streets. They are very efficient light source but the colour does affect how we see things and some objects may be more difficult to discern than others. LED lights are now becoming a viable option for street lighting. These lights have low energy use and a long life which reduces operating costs. They also produce a very white light which improves colour rendition and the effectiveness of the lighting