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Most of us are familiar with the warm orange glow of street lighting. The lamps are lit with sodium bulbs, which work by passing an electric current through a tube containing solid sodium. The reaction produces large amounts of heat and light.
Councils are starting to replace old lamps with LED (light-emitting diode) lighting, which is considered to have several benefits over its old sodium counterpart.
LED lamps are easier to operate remotely, with cheaper running costs. Using up to 60% less energy with 8 times the longevity of traditional bulbs, they can also be operated more easily using smart remote controls.
Still, the new lamps have their critics. LED bulbs produce a much brighter, white light which has been reported to disturb people’s sleeping patterns. It also gives out a more focused beam, which can leave areas surrounding the lamps in darkness, a potential safety and crime problem.
With initiatives to reduce costs and energy consumption, and to use smart technology to improve road safety, it’s likely we will be seeing many more of these lamps on our streets before long.
A question to all risk managers…
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According to a recent survey carried out by the Environment Agency and the AA, nearly half of drivers aged 65 and over would be willing to drive through a flood, putting themselves and their vehicle at risk, rather than turn around and find a different route.
This office is definitely not one for claustrophobics. Danish creative director Jonas Hallberg has renovated an old trailer into his own shabby-chic mobile office, meaning he can work wherever he likes.