I've noticed lately, in our local area at least, that the Council are slowly getting rid of the 'orange' lamps and changing back to 'white' light. I find, when driving, that road vision when driving through a village/town isn't as good as with the 'orange' lighting. Too much 'contrast' with dark spots you didn't get with the 'orange' lighting. Any one else noticed this in your area?
My thoughts are the 'white' light is cheaper to run, which is fair enough, but I think it affects the visibility of a driver in a built up area.
The councils are replacing the sodium light with LED lights. I preferred the softer orange sodium, I find the LED white to be 'harsh'. I found a good discussion/comparison from last year about the differences on stargazerslounge.com click here
lotvic, nice link, thank you. I always thought that when the lights were originally changed to 'sodium' lamps they were changed to make night visibility better for the driver and hence safer? I'll get used to them, will have to anyway, but find the light restrictive and not comfortable at all with the cheap LEDs. As mentioned earlier too much contrast to another wise 'softer' light.