of new Burnham-On-Sea
lights to go-ahead shortly
trial of new colourful decorative lights along Burnham-On-Sea
seafront is to go ahead over the next few weeks.
multi-coloured LED lights are to be trialled on the South Esplanade
in a bid to find a low-cost replacement for the previous decorative
lights which were removed earlier this year.
Sedgemoor District Council spokesperson told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"An order has been placed for the lights and they are due
to be installed over the next 3-4 weeks."
lights are being trialled after local resident Nick Whetstone
proposed them to the Town Council to replace the town's aging
the trial is successful, all the seafront lamps could be replaced
with the coloured LED units, as pictured above, cutting the council's
power bill by up to 85%.
Town Council spokeswoman said: "Once the three new trial
lights are in place, a number of tests will be undertaken to establish
whether they generate sufficient light on the pavements and highway."
trial was orginally due to go ahead last year, but the Town Council
had been warned by the harbourmaster had warned the proposed lights
"could cause confusion to shipping" since some of the
lights are the same colour as warning navigation buoys.
harbourmaster John Stone later said he would not object to the
trial, providing the safety of the lights is assessed.
Top, how the proposed new lights would look on the seafront and,
above, the old decorative lights which were removed