As the nights are getting darker earlier, Your Sabbatical Officers have shined a light on an issue that’s been affecting students here on campus.
As the nights are getting darker earlier, your Sabbatical Officers have shined a light on an issue that’s been affecting students here on campus.
Having received several reports of students feeling unsafe walking around campus at night due to the low light coming from the lamp posts in certain areas, your Sabbatical Officers met with the company that produces them to find out how they work and if more can be done.
As such, Farrah and Oli discovered that the brightness of the lamp posts were originally set to 10%, which then rises to 100% upon detection of someone walking by.
This is done to conserve energy and to not disturb the flourishing wildlife we have here on campus such as bats and hedgehogs.
Upon pointing out that students didn’t feel fully safe walking down dimly lit paths, the company agreed to turn the brightness up to 25%. Over double the original setting.
This means that the campus is now brighter at night without negatively impacting energy usage and the habitats of our furry friends!
We would love to hear your thoughts on this! Comment below and let us know if you’ve noticed the difference around campus