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Information about LED street lights

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From: Michael Vaughan

Dear Auckland Transport,

1) What is the frequency of the RF transmissions from the LED street lights in Auckland? How frequently are the RF transmissions taking place and what is the duration of the transmissions?

2) What information are the light units collecting and transmitting?

3) Do any of the LED lights contain any sort of camera or any sort of surveillance equipment?

4) Please give details of the spectrum of light emitted by the LED lights and whether any advice has been obtained by A.T. from eye care professionals? The LED lights seem incredibly harsh to me.

5) Do the LED lights in Auckland area contain any sort of Comfort Diffuser to reduce glare? If not, please explain why. If they do, please explain why the LED lights are so harsh that it is not possible to look at them, whereas street lighting in the past has involved lighting much more comfortable to the eye.

6) Is the installation of LED Street Lamps in the Auckland area connected in any way with the plans of Telecommunication companies to roll-out 5G technology?

Thank you.

Michael Vaughan

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport

Kia ora Michael,

Auckland Transport (AT) acknowledges receipt of your request for official
information dated 5 March about LED street lights.

We hope to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than
2 April, which is 20 working days after the day your request was received.
If we aren’t able to respond to your request by then, we will notify you
of an extension of that timeframe.

Your case is being managed by Glen who is one of our LGOIMA (Local
Government Official Information and Meetings Act) Business Partners. If
you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09) 355 3553
during business hours, quoting Local Government Official Information
request number CAS-113923-H4J9Y2.
Ngâ mihi,

Emma | Case Coordinator
Customer Care
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010| 
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Good Afternoon Michael, 

 

I’ve attached the official information you asked for.
 

On 5/03/2020  you asked for Information about LED street lights.

 

I’ve attached a signed response from Alan Wallace - Portfolio Delivery
Manager.

 

Should you believe that we have not dealt with your request appropriately,
you are able to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman in
accordance with section 27(3) of the LGOIMA Act and seek an investigation
and review in regard to this matter.

You can contact the Ombudsman at [1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or
freephone 0800 802 602.

 

If you have any further queries, simply reply to this email leaving the
subject line as it is. We’ll make sure this information is added to your
case.

 

 

 

Kind regards, 

Glen 

LGOIMA Business Partner 

 

 

Auckland Transport

20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010

[2]www.at.govt.nz

 

 

Important notice: The contents of this email and any attachments may be
confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you have received this
email message in error please notify us immediately and erase all copies
of the message and attachments; any use, disclosure or copying of this
message or attachments is prohibited. Any views expressed in this email
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views of Auckland Transport.

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From: Michael Vaughan

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

Thank you for your reply.

Please can you clarify the process by which the LED lights gather the data you have outlined, in particular whether or not the LED lights are emitting RF radiation in this process.

Please can you also supply information about the spectrum of light emitted by the LED lights, in particular how much blue light is emitted relative to other parts of the colour spectrum.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Vaughan

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport

Kia ora Michael,

Auckland Transport (AT) acknowledges receipt of your request for official
information dated 3 May 2020 about LED Lights.

We hope to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than
29 May 2020, which is 20 working days after the day your request was
received. If we aren’t able to respond to your request by then, we will
notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your case is being managed by Glen, who is one of our LGOIMA Business
partner. If you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09)
355 3553 during business hours, quoting Local Government Official
Information request number CAS-138884-N3W0M8.

Ngā mihi,

Simran | Customer Care Coordinator
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 355 3553 | F 09 355 3550
www.at.govt.nz

  

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Good Afternoon Michael, 

 

I’ve attached the official information you asked for.

 

On 3/05/2020  you asked for clarification and further information on LED
lighting. 

 

I’ve attached a response from Alan Wallace - Portfolio Delivery Director. 

 

I trust this information will be of assistance to you. 

 

Should you believe that we have not dealt with your request appropriately,
you are able to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman in
accordance with section 27(3) of the LGOIMA Act and seek an investigation
and review in regard to this matter.

You can contact the Ombudsman at [1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or
freephone 0800 802 602.

 

If you have any further queries, simply reply to this email leaving the
subject line as it is. We’ll make sure this information is added to your
case.

 

 

 

Kind regards, 

Glen 

LGOIMA Business Partner 

 

 

Auckland Transport

20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010

[2]www.at.govt.nz

 

 

 

We all have an important part to play in helping to reduce the spread of
COVID-19 in our communities. For the latest information and advice from
Auckland Transport go to
https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/servi....
For Ministry of Health updates go to
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise....

Important notice: The contents of this email and any attachments may be
confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you have received this
email message in error please notify us immediately and erase all copies
of the message and attachments; any use, disclosure or copying of this
message or attachments is prohibited. Any views expressed in this email
may be those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect the
views of Auckland Transport.

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From: Michael Vaughan

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

I would like an explanation from Alan Wallace to inform me of the reasons for his inaccurate information about some of the LED lights in Auckland. Mr. Wallace failed to include information about the LED lights in Auckland centre which apparently include cameras and transmit different frequencies of RF radiation than those mentioned in his replies to my OIA requests on this matter. Mr. Wallace's replies appear to be inaccurate and misleading according to information contained in the attached article by Spark NZ. https://www.sparknz.co.nz/news/spark-pav...

Yours sincerely,

Michael Vaughan

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From: AT Official Information (AT)
Auckland Transport

Good Morning Michael,

Thank you for your email. I have forwarded your comments onto Mr Alan Wallace - Portfolio Delivery Director and I have asked that contact be made with you regarding this mater.

Kind regards,

Glen Parrant | LGOIMA – Business Partner
Customer Care
Auckland Transport
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 448 7381| M 021 192 6593
www.at.govt.nz

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Good Morning Michael,

 

Please find attached a signed response from Alan Wallace - Portfolio
Delivery Director. This response is in regards to your follow up email
regarding LED lighting. 

 

 

 

Kind regards, 

Glen 

LGOIMA Business Partner 

 

Auckland Transport

20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010

[1]www.at.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

 

We all have an important part to play in helping to reduce the spread of
COVID-19 in our communities. For the latest information and advice from
Auckland Transport go to
https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/servi....
For Ministry of Health updates go to
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise....

Important notice: The contents of this email and any attachments may be
confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you have received this
email message in error please notify us immediately and erase all copies
of the message and attachments; any use, disclosure or copying of this
message or attachments is prohibited. Any views expressed in this email
may be those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect the
views of Auckland Transport.

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