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How To Keep Safe If Streetlights Are Turned Off

Following government warnings that Britain may have to start turning streetlights off to pay for other government services, lighting experts BLT Direct have issued guidance to homeowners anxious to keep safe at night.

“The decision to turn off streetlights always impacts people who live nearby,” said Steve Ellwood, Managing Director at BLT Direct. “We know a lot of them will be anxious about home security if their council make the decision to save some money.”

BLT Direct’s first tip is to add dusk to dawn lights around the property. These lights automatically come on at night and last til they sense the sun in the morning. Not only will users be protecting their homes, they will also be protecting anyone who walks past their house at night.

Another tip BLT Direct recommend is to use PIR sensor lights. These lights come on when they detect movement. All users have to do is calibrate the sensor—the range and how long they want the light to come on for—and affix it to their outside walls. Any potential dangers are instantly alerted that the people inside know that they’re about.

BLT Direct’s third and final tip is to use solar lights throughout the garden. These lights store up energy in the day when the sun is out, and release it at night. They create a constant soft glow around the garden, meaning that customers always have a view of what’s happening outside even on dark nights.

Although councils turning off street lights is by no means a popular policy, BLT Direct hope that their advice will help anyone who has been affected by cost-saving measures by their local that have impacted the streets outside their homes.

Created by Steve Ellwood on 8th August, 2017


Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct