TWO local authorities in London are connecting 28,000 LED street lights to wireless mesh controls based on Internet protocols.
What’s believed to be the world’s first public lighting with white colour tuning has been unveiled in a mid-western US town.
Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy. It is hoped that the project will help to transform Newcastle from a primarily industrial hub, into a city with a broader range of economic foundations.
One of the most advanced Smart City systems ever to be tested in the UK is about to be installed in street lights in Essex. We caught up with David Wilde, chief information officer at Essex County Council, to find out more.
Each year there are more than 10,000 traffic accidents in Singapore, many of them involving pedestrians. In response to these figures the Singaporean Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched a six-month trial to see if LED light strips can improve safety at pedestrian crossings.
It is increasingly well known that growing crops under LED light can speed up crop production and change, and even improve, the taste and make-up of a plant. But today, as lighting technology impoves, fewer LED lights are required to create the needed light levels, meaning the technology, for the first time, is becoming an increasingly affordable option for farmers.
A young shopper was ploughed down on a busy stretch of road, after the local council failed to fix a set of broken streetlights.
Armed robbers who shot dead a rich insurance executive in his luxury rural Dorset home hid in wait for the streetlights to go out before deciding to strike. A number of cash strapped councils have opted to switch street lights off in rural areas, during the middle of the night, in order to cut down on costs.
Could LED make pesticides in farming a thing of the past? PLUS: Commuters rebel against lighting upgrade on Washington Metro. AND: US Navy buys American when it comes to lighting. Lux Today 3 May 2017.