Four square rule

It not neccessary to provide street  lighting for Helicopters,  low flying aircraft  or Airships (yet), but it seems to me that much of the energy used for lighting goes up rather that down. There have been a few ideas put forward, all basically the same (to be optimal they would have to be ) so I will quickly go over the main points:

1. by reducing the height of the lamp by a half the energy on the ground  is increased by 4.

2. an awful number of  lights are more that 3 or 4 times taller than  any thing that passes beneath  them.

3. So, cut the lamps in half or as appropriate and  reduce energy to a quarter or as required locall.

4. This might be acheived  in a surprisingl short time – tho I  do not have figures to prove that statement – and the safety aspect will be improved considerably, lower access.

5. People living along bus roots will be less likely to find themselves in situattions of great embaressment when they have forgotten to close the bedroom blinds.

Why is this idea important?

It not neccessary to provide street  lighting for Helicopters,  low flying aircraft  or Airships (yet), but it seems to me that much of the energy used for lighting goes up rather that down. There have been a few ideas put forward, all basically the same (to be optimal they would have to be ) so I will quickly go over the main points:

1. by reducing the height of the lamp by a half the energy on the ground  is increased by 4.

2. an awful number of  lights are more that 3 or 4 times taller than  any thing that passes beneath  them.

3. So, cut the lamps in half or as appropriate and  reduce energy to a quarter or as required locall.

4. This might be acheived  in a surprisingl short time – tho I  do not have figures to prove that statement – and the safety aspect will be improved considerably, lower access.

5. People living along bus roots will be less likely to find themselves in situattions of great embaressment when they have forgotten to close the bedroom blinds.

Help Britain to see the light

Could we please be allowed to choose for ourselves whether we use incandescent bulbs that cost pennies to make and pennies to buy and provide superb lighting, or low energy bulbs that cost pounds to make and pounds to buy and pounds to recycle and force us to grope around in semi darkness. To ban the sale of 'real' bulbs on a staggered basis has forced many of us to stockpile 'bulb mountains'; a luxury that only those with the cash to buy them and the space to store them can take advantage of. For the rest of the population, buying light bulbs at up to £5 each which are particularly unattractive, often too large for the lamp that they are fitted to, and which provide little more than a dim glow is an unecessary imposition.

Please reverse this restriction. Please also impose a target on light bulb manufacturers to develop a low cost, low energy light bulb in the near future that is more acceptable to the public. When such a bulb is developed, the transition will still take place, but it will be our choice.   

Why is this idea important?

Could we please be allowed to choose for ourselves whether we use incandescent bulbs that cost pennies to make and pennies to buy and provide superb lighting, or low energy bulbs that cost pounds to make and pounds to buy and pounds to recycle and force us to grope around in semi darkness. To ban the sale of 'real' bulbs on a staggered basis has forced many of us to stockpile 'bulb mountains'; a luxury that only those with the cash to buy them and the space to store them can take advantage of. For the rest of the population, buying light bulbs at up to £5 each which are particularly unattractive, often too large for the lamp that they are fitted to, and which provide little more than a dim glow is an unecessary imposition.

Please reverse this restriction. Please also impose a target on light bulb manufacturers to develop a low cost, low energy light bulb in the near future that is more acceptable to the public. When such a bulb is developed, the transition will still take place, but it will be our choice.   

Lift the ban on incandescent light bulbs!

To lift the ban on incandescent/traditional light bulbs so they are available to buy again in shops. Also to remove the harsh lighting which is now routinely installed in all public buildings including hospitals/librarys/gyms/shops making going out a nightmare for many people affected by fluorescent lights.

Why is this idea important?

To lift the ban on incandescent/traditional light bulbs so they are available to buy again in shops. Also to remove the harsh lighting which is now routinely installed in all public buildings including hospitals/librarys/gyms/shops making going out a nightmare for many people affected by fluorescent lights.