July 13, 2015: After protests from hundreds of residents, Edinburgh council has made the newly installed LED streetlights brighter as they left the locals feeling unsafe.
Compared to the traditional fluorescent lights, LEDs emit a narrow beam of light and does not spread out, making it inconvenient at night.
The council took action after receiving over 300 complaints from almost a quarter of the 537 streets that were upgraded, as the residents were scared of possible felonies and misdemeanours. Even though the lights seemed to have been made brighter, the beam spread remains a concern for the residents and council people.
Councillor Allen Jackson said, ?The new lights are being installed into lamp posts which were not designed to have them in the first place.? Also making a note on similar lines was a fact that they don?t throw back light in front of doors that used to happen earlier. A series of complaints have been received and lodged from other towns as well regarding the LED lights.