October 22, 2018 1.27 pm This story is over 65 months old

Streetlights adjust to new time

It’s a sign of the the times

People are being reminded that streetlights across the county will switch on at different times in the day as they adjust to the new time.

On Sunday, October 28 the clocks will go back by an hour to go back to Greenwich Mean Time.

That change in time will temporarily affect the timings of 42,000 part-night streetlights in Lincolnshire, which switch off between 12am and 6am daily.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Over the next few weeks, you might notice that the part-night streetlights start to go off and come on at 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.”