Its unique character showcases the role of
historic buildings in creating liveable streets...
— Wikipedia Streets on Seven Dials.
The first stage — lighting the dial faces — has now been implemented. Camden removed the ugly lamp columns from around the Dials and replaced them with three elegant 'Brompton' style columns which feature the crest of the old Borough of Holborn. These provide support and power for the brackets holding the spotlights as well as lighting the Dials.
A number of schemes were trialed by the Trust, working closely with Philips Lighting UK and Camden as the technology rapidly changed.
The second stage — lighting the column, is under discussion.