Solar powered fairy lights are becoming increasingly popular among consumers and businesses as more people recognise the possible benefits of the items.One individual who is keen to see them used in her local area is Mosman councillor Libby Moline. She said the suburban area, which is located on the Lower North Shore of Sydney in Australia, could benefit from the installation of fairly lighting, Cumberland Courier Newspapers reports.
She suggested such items could help bring the area out of its “dead, dark hole”. As well as solar powered fairy lights, she noted the local authority is considering electric lighting, although she added that such a solution would cost more to run and would require people to turn the bulbs on and off.
Councillor Moline remarked: “The problem with electrical lights is not just the cost but the work of switching them on and off all the time.”The items are to be positioned in the mature canopy trees along one of the main streets and the councillor suggested they would create a “beautiful ambience”. They are to be clear in colour and the idea is they will attract more people to the area after dusk.
During a council meeting, she said: “We need to happy-up the strip and encourage more outdoor dining because the area is taking a slow death with regards to retail shops. After 9pm Mosman is like a morgue.”In total, 12 trees would have the fairly lighting installed in them.
If the council opts for solar lights, Councillor Moline noted she would like to see them on every night. She also claimed that while they will cost some money to install to begin with, they will bring more business to the area in the long term. She went on to state: “You’ve got to spend money to make money.”