decorative lights on Burnham-On-Sea seafront to be trialled
trial of new decorative lights along Burnham's seafront is set
to go-ahead after town councillors this week gave their backing
to the scheme.
Nick Whetstone outlined proposals to replace the current decorative
lights along the seafront with low-cost LED lights instead.
said the bulbs inside the lamps would be replaced with coloured
LED units, as shown here, and would cut the council's electricity
explained: "The cost of converting each street lamp to LED's
would be around £100 and they would save the council up
to 85% on power consumption. The financial saving of converting
the lights to LEDs, instead of erecting additional decorative
lighting, would be £2,140 per year."
Helen Groves welcomed the proposal, saying it would be "cost
effective, environmentally friendly and simple to install."
several councillors voiced concerns about whether the lights would
produce enough light for seafront walkers.
councillors on the Town Improvements Committee voted in favour
of inviting Sedgemoor District Council to carry out a limited
trial of the LED lights to assess their viability.
Clerk Eileen Shaw said the lights would only be introduced on
the South Esplanade where the lights are not operated by the County