sharkmelley Posted March 15, 2016 Share Posted March 15, 2016 (edited) The whole of the Kent County Council area is having street lights replaced by the LED variety over the next year. My road was one of the first to be converted - the work was done yesterday. Here's a picture of the old sodium light: And here's the LED replacement, manufactured by Phosco: Here's the street view before and after. I used exactly the same manual settings (ISO 800 F/4.5 5sec) and daylight white balance for both images: I have to say I am very pleasantly surprised. The light appears to be very well directed (see the areas of shadow on the hedges for example) and approximately the same overall brightness. I have 3 years worth of Sky Quality Meter readings so it will be interesting to see if any change is apparent as the whole area is converted. It looks as if the luminaire might be this one: http://www.cuphosco.com/luminaires-p852-led It's described as "dark sky friendly" in their brochure. Mark Edited March 15, 2016 by sharkmelley 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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