Imagine if a streetlamp knew you were coming

The invention of “Tvilight System” – a system of street lamps that are activated according to the presence of people, cars and bicycles provides a fresh point of view into street lighting technology while responding to the currently hot issue of energy sufficiency.

Dutch designer Chintan Shah calculated  that Europe pays over €10 billion a year powering streetlights, which accounts for more than 40% of government energy bills and translates into 40 million tons of CO2 emissions. In response, he created an intelligent, “on-demand” lighting system using wireless sensors. Streetlights only light up in the presence of a person, bicycle or car, and remain dim the rest of the time.

Read more about it on CNN


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