Worcestershire County Council
The second set of bat friendly red street lights have been switched on in Worcestershire along the A38 Droitwich Road recently
Following our ground breaking scheme in Warndon, we have found that normal white LED street lighting may interact negatively with the bats who are visiting the site. The varied species of bat in the area are believed to be more light averse and less capable of adjusting to normal white LED lighting than common and soprano pipistrelle bats.
Therefore, it was decided to incorporate a small section of ‘red’ light to the residential development being constructed by Piper Homes along the A38, similar to those that were replaced in Warndon in 2020 to reduce impact on these species. It is hoped that with this light treatment, the County Council’s energy and carbon consumption will be reduced, as well as its impacts on the varied and valuable protected bat species in the area.