Streetlights that turn off automatically!

Delft University of Technology has developed an intelligent street lighting system, which automatically dims the lights when there are no vehicles or pedestrians in the vicinity.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2011, 16:30 PM IST

London: Delft University of Technology has developed an intelligent street lighting system, which automatically dims the lights when there are no vehicles or pedestrians in the vicinity.
According to Science Daily, the novel system was developed by TU Delft graduate Chintan Shah, who had the bright idea of introducing dimming lights and motion sensors to make up a system of streetlights, reports the Daily Mail.

The University is currently testing the lighting system on its campus, which uses up to 80 percent less electricity than the current systems and is also cheaper to maintain.

The system is made up of streetlights with LED lighting, motion sensors and wireless communication, the University said.

In Shah’s system, all surrounding streetlights light up if anyone approaches but the lights never go out completely.

Instead, they are dimmed to approximately 20 percent of their standard power, claimed the University.

Moreover maintenance workers no longer need to hunt for any failures in the system as the lights automatically send messages about problems to the control room. (ANI)

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