Light dimming trial

As part of our recent proposals to reduce carbon emissions, from Monday 19 August to Friday 13 September 2019 we will trial dimming the street lights in Crosspool, Endcliffe and Meersbrook.

During this period, lighting levels in these areas will be reduced by up to 14%. They will switch on responsively at 80% instead of the current 84% before midnight and will reduce from 54% to 40% from midnight until 6am.

The dimming will take place during periods when footfall and traffic is at its lowest in order to minimise any impact on the local community.

If you live in one of the three areas identified above, you will receive a letter inviting you to attend an information session about our proposals.

Community information sessions will be held on the following dates for those living in the trial areas:

  • Highfield Library, 2 September  2pm to 4.30pm
  • Broomhill Library, 3 September 3pm to 5pm


We aim to keep your streets well lit. Problems may include:

  • street lights and their electrics
  • lamp posts
  • temporary barriers around street lights

Sheffield street light replacement work

As part of our Streets Ahead project, we are currently replacing current street lights with new lighting that uses LED technology. 

Benefits of the new street lights include:

  • improved community safety – the ‘white lights’ show more colours so facial features can be seen
  • reduced energy use, carbon emissions and light pollution
  • an even and concentrated distribution of light onto the pavement and road, with minimal back-spill behind the lamp post
  • a centrally controlled monitoring system which detects when repairs are required

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