Part-night streetlights in Lincolnshire communities north of Peterborough to begin adjustment to Greenwich Mean Time as clocks go back

Residents in Lincolnshire communities north of Peterborough are being reminded that on Sunday October 25 the clocks will go back, temporarily affecting the timings of the county’s part-night streetlights.

By Andy Hubbert
Sunday, 25th October 2020, 3:34 am
Clocks changing expected to affect the part-night time street lights in parts of Lincolnshire. EMN-200921-163134001
Clocks changing expected to affect the part-night time street lights in parts of Lincolnshire. EMN-200921-163134001

There are around 42,000 part-night streetlights across the county that are switched off between the hours of midnight and 6am to save the authority thousands of pounds from its budget.

Coun Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Over the next few weeks you might notice that the part-night streetlights start to go off and come on at slightly different times.

“Please be assured that this is not due to a technical fault. The street lights have sensors that monitor the number of daylight hours, which is how they set their internal clock.

“During the autumn, the lights enter a period of adjustment, when their timings may vary as they adapt to the switch to Greenwich Mean Time.

“Unfortunately, this is unavoidable, but it is only temporary.”

The council’s 26,000 lights that operate all night will not be affected and will continue to come on at dusk and go off at dawn.