Have lights been switched off in other parts of the country?

Yes, part-night lighting has been introduced in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Gloucester, Hampshire, Powys and Oxfordshire. Here in Devon there are already areas with part-night lighting, such as Aveton Gifford, Stoke Fleming and Strete. There are also a number of parishes that have requested part-night lighting, including Beer and Shillingford St George.

The Highways Agency is also using part-night lighting between junctions 29 and 30 of the M5 near Exeter.

There are some areas that are unlit.