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EDA

British Electrical Development Association
2 Savoy Hill
London
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Published Electric Street Lighting in 1938. - 1938 Advert


The BEDA claim that the average cost of electricity for street lighting is 1d. per unit (whether of the filament or discharge type). They also estimate that approximately two-thirds of the street lighting in the British Isles is electric - APLE Conference Programme 1939


Issue the "Look To Your Lights" booklet in 1945. - Public Lighting #37, 1945


Attention is drawn to the prominent part played by electricity in providing economical, safe and adequate street lighting. Charts illustrate the progressive reduction in the average price of electricity used for street lighting, the large and steady expansion in the amount of electricity used annually, and the quantity of illumination obtainable from various types of electric lamp per lb of coal per kWh generated. The most significant aspect of post-war street lighting is the numerous cities and towns of all sizes which have decided to adopt a medium term policy of fully electrifying all existing street lighting. In every area in which an independent Public Lighting Engineer holds office, a program of electrification, though not proclaimed as a policy, is being followed. - APLE Conference Programme 1946


Filament, mercury discharge and sodium discharge lamps provide light sources suitable for every class of street lighting from the important city centre to humblest by-road. In conjunction with their appropiate lamps make guaranteed standards of road lighting possible - unaffected by weather, temperature or barometric pressure. Inconvenience of replacing lamps at irregular times is minimised and electric street lighting can be maintainedto prescribed standards with the minimum of effort. Lighting authorities can exercise complete control over lighting and extinguishing with the maximum of ease by installing one of the many switching systems readily available. - APLE Conference Programme 1947


Through hundreds of Lighting Authorities electricity provides the public with high grade lighting in main highways, residential streets and roads, for the lowest possible expenditure of public funds. Efficient, economic street lighting is synonymous with electric street lighting - for reliability, lowest cost, maintained illumination, control appearance, economy in fuel resources, development and progress. - APLE Conference Programme 1948




References:
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1939
APLE Conference Programme London 1946
APLE Conference Programme Southport 1947
APLE Conference Programme Eastbourne 1948



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