The majority of Street Lighting in the residential areas of West Sussex is controlled by part night photocells. These photocells switch the lights on at dusk and they remain on until the middle of the night. The lights then switch off for five and a half hours before switching back on. The photocells are controlled by daylight hours, rather than a timeclock, this means that when we refer to the middle of the night we mean the midpoint between dusk and dawn, not 12am.
West Sussex has been at the fore front of part night street lighting since the early 70’s and the continued use of it has been set out by the County Councillor’s in a bid to safeguard the County Council against the future predicted large energy price increases, helps sustain our current energy bills, reduces carbon emissions and ultimately uses tax payer’s money efficiently.