It’s time to make Britain’s streets and footpaths safe by using solar powered lighting
For many years, the British public have felt unsafe using unlit public areas at night. Whether it’s a street, car park, or footpath many of us have experienced a heightened sense of anxiety using these areas after dark. Over the last couple of years, the amount of crime and anti-social behaviour has increased hugely. We’ve seen some shocking news stories lately that have drawn nationwide, and even worldwide attention, particularly where women have fallen victim to horrific crimes such as rapes, attacks, and murders. In many instances, these have taken place in parks or along footpaths that are unlit. It’s a proven fact that crime and anti-social behaviour decreases significantly in locations that are properly and well lit. Because many of these sites are remote, or off the beaten track, installing conventional mains power lighting is not only difficult but costly. But using clean, green, renewable energy such as solar, it’s not only quicker and easier, its usually considerably more cost effective. Using state-of-the-art LED technology, it’s highly directional, ‘dark skies friendly’, and therefore doesn’t add light pollution. The end result being – only lighting precisely where it’s needed. Not only do we have the largest selection of professional, commercial grade solar street, car park, and footpath lighting in the country, we can design and engineer our lighting systems to behave in very specific ways. Nobody should fear the need to walk from A to B after dark. Whether you’re walking home from a night out, walking your dog, or jogging to keep fit, male or female, young or old, we should be able to safely use our great outdoors beyond dusk. We must react and create preventive solutions, a deterrent to those that are intent on causing harm to innocent members of the public. It’s time to regain control of our streets and public areas. Lobby your parish, town and county councils accordingly so they can fund lighting in these needy locations and neighbourhoods.