The times they are a-changing as Bob Dylan said, and they certainly are changing in the United Kingdom too. This applies equally to outside lights, where we install them for security, and for health and safety reasons too. After all, we would hardly like the milkman to drop our morning milk bottle in the dark, or postman pat to refuse to deliver mail to the front door in winter.
In theory, the simplest solution is to Find an Electrician to install a timer for our outside lights. One simply sets the times for “on” and “off” and gets on with one’s day. There are two problems attached to this theory though:
o Outside lights are seldom on a convenient separate circuit, and
o The times of night vary according to the seasons
Fortunately for us, the light sensitive industry has made good progress since the days of ugly individual sensor switches that needed Electrician Quotes before you could have them fitted. The latest generation of light bulbs have light-sensitive switches built into them, and all you need to do is screw or click them into position.
I have heard that every Electrician in London is busy installing electric timers these days. We all have a social responsibility to help reduce our nation’s carbon footprint, and that means timers on our hot water systems too. Spare a thought for the birds and bees. And for our lovely trees too.