begins of colourful new Burnham seafront decorative lights
trial of new decorative lights along Burnham-On-Sea seafront has
got underway this week.
new LED lights, which change colour, have been installed along
the raised walkway on the South Esplanade near Burnham Sailing
lights are being trialed after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
here that resident Nick Whetstone had proposed the town's
former decorative seafront illuminations should be replaced by
the LED lights to reduce costs.
is claimed that the new LED lights could cut the council's power
bill by up to 85% on the seafront.
trial was due to go ahead last year, but the harbourmaster warned
that the lights "could cause confusion to shipping"
since some are the same colour as warning navigation buoys which
led to a further safety assessment.
councillors voted in favour of installing the multi-coloured LED
lights on the South Esplanade at a cost of £420 on a trial
basis. A spokeswoman said the new lights would be tested to establish
whether they generate sufficient light on pavements before the
use of the lights is potentially widened to cover more of the
The new LED lights on the seafront this week