the independent on sunday
creatures of the night
14th August 2005
The Independent were interested in commissioning a series of articles on the quirky, eccentric and unique aspects of
UK life which were gradually starting to disappear.
Writer Lee Gale loved old concrete street lighting columns.
And so the two came together, and a three page spread subsequently appeared. Interviewees included
Clive Lane (president of the Institution Of Lighting Engineers),
William Marques (head of CU Phosco) and my good self.
a brighter world
The world is witnessing a street lighting revolution. The emergence of energy-efficient,
low-maintenance LEDs is certain to lower carbon dioxide emissions and save money, but in our
clamour for efficiency, are we actually harming the character of our streets?
In this article, Lee Gale examines how the LED revolution is sweeping away all the
old stock; and with cost now a priority, exemplary design is no longer considered necessary.
The feature includes quotes from Nigel Parry,
Simon Cornwell and Andrew Staton.
Click here to view the PDF of the article.