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The MERLIN project (Mesopically Enhanced Road Lighting: Improving Night-vision) was recently awarded £1.2 million funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a four year project starting in 2011 to investigate road lighting for pedestrians.

Following recent improvements in our understanding of vision at night time, researchers at Sheffield University, UCL, and City University London, propose that lighting in residential streets can be improved while energy is reduced.

Research teams at the University of Sheffield, lead by Dr Steve Fotios, and at UCL, lead by Peter Raynham, will first determine the visual needs of pedestrians at night time, and how these needs are affected by variations in light quality.

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