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Report broken street lights

Report broken street lights, problems with street lights, the lamp post or the electrics.

If possible tell us:

  • The street light column number (on the side of the column)

  • Where the street light is e.g. outside No 15 Blank Street

New LED Lighting

New street lights

As part of the Streets Ahead works we are replacing your current street lights with state of the art Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology designed to improve the overall quality of street lighting across the city.

The new street lighting will look significantly different to what you are used to mainly because:

  • The new LED lanterns are made up of lots of small lights

  • Street lights might be sited in different locations to distribute the light evenly
  • The light will be 'white light' and the new columns will be black
     

Position of the new lights

  • The new columns may be put in different places to the existing ones to make sure the road is lit most effectively
  • Columns will be positioned at the back of the pavement (where possible) to keep the pavements clear
  • Positions of the new columns will be marked with white paint on the street so you can see where they will be

Please note that not all streets will need new columns, your street may just get new lanterns.
 

Installing the new lights

The work is undertaken in stages:

  1. Installing the new column
  2. Connecting the new column to the electricity mains
  3. Removing the old column
  4. Reinstating the pavement

Please note that there will be a gap in between the stages while the electrical connections are co-ordinated.
 

Benefits of the new lights

  • Improved community safety - the new 'white lights' show more colours so facial features can be seen
  • Reduced energy use and light pollution - LEDs are more energy efficient and will help to reduce current carbon emissions
  • An even distribution of light on the street
  • A central control monitoring system - the street lights will be managed by a system that detects when they are not working so they can be repaired sooner
     

Find out more about:

  • Modified: Mar 14, 2014 8:29:36 AM
Sheffield City Council - Report broken street lights

Skip to content

Report broken street lights

Report broken street lights, problems with street lights, the lamp post or the electrics.

If possible tell us:

  • The street light column number (on the side of the column)

  • Where the street light is e.g. outside No 15 Blank Street

New LED Lighting

New street lights

As part of the Streets Ahead works we are replacing your current street lights with state of the art Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology designed to improve the overall quality of street lighting across the city.

The new street lighting will look significantly different to what you are used to mainly because:

  • The new LED lanterns are made up of lots of small lights

  • Street lights might be sited in different locations to distribute the light evenly
  • The light will be 'white light' and the new columns will be black
     

Position of the new lights

  • The new columns may be put in different places to the existing ones to make sure the road is lit most effectively
  • Columns will be positioned at the back of the pavement (where possible) to keep the pavements clear
  • Positions of the new columns will be marked with white paint on the street so you can see where they will be

Please note that not all streets will need new columns, your street may just get new lanterns.
 

Installing the new lights

The work is undertaken in stages:

  1. Installing the new column
  2. Connecting the new column to the electricity mains
  3. Removing the old column
  4. Reinstating the pavement

Please note that there will be a gap in between the stages while the electrical connections are co-ordinated.
 

Benefits of the new lights

  • Improved community safety - the new 'white lights' show more colours so facial features can be seen
  • Reduced energy use and light pollution - LEDs are more energy efficient and will help to reduce current carbon emissions
  • An even distribution of light on the street
  • A central control monitoring system - the street lights will be managed by a system that detects when they are not working so they can be repaired sooner
     

Find out more about:

  • Modified: Mar 14, 2014 8:29:36 AM