The UK Gets a Little Dimmer

The UK’s Highways Agency may be installing dimmer switches on new street lights. In a move to reduce carbon emissions, cut down on the waste of electricity, and lower light pollution, lamps that dim when street traffic is lower might be installed around that country in the future.

But they’re not rushing into it: they’ll be starting, later this year, the research on exactly where and when the dimmer switches will be installed. And, don’t be completely afraid of dark roads: they plan to dim the lamps, rather than completely turn them off.

Who knows, maybe the UK will become a star-gazer’s travel destination?