Whilst I applaud the fitting of low-energy bulbs to all the streetlights in Wandsworth (completing by end of 2018) I abhor their intense headache-inducing white brightness.
Our street looks like a football stadium or a commercial container docks at night now - luckily we sleep at the back but our front rooms are now flooded with light at night - I feel sorry for neighbours who have loft the "soft yellow glow" of the old lamps and now have to try and sleep with a searchlight pointing at their curtains.
It also makes the whole street look harsh and uninviting and surely must affect nesting birds etc.
Surely the council could have used bulbs with less intense wattage? Or dimmed them or put yellow sodium type filters over them?
I thought councils have been reducing light pollution but this move is in the wrong direction.
The council website is full of complaints on this - I will add mine very soon, maybe you would like to comment too?
Here is the Wandsworth announcement with residents comments;
http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/site/scrip ... wsID=14163