The Future of Urban Lighting

This article showcases six new types of streetlights that reduce energy use in very different ways.

"As objects, streetlights tend to recede into that dull tangle of structures that keep our towns and cities running smoothly. They generally aren't intended to draw any notice. But maybe its time to start appreciating the possibilities."

The designs showcased in the article include an off-the-grid solar-and-wind powered streetlight, lights that sense movement and adjust their intensity accordingly, water-powered lights, and, most ambitiously, a streetlight that mimics a flower, moving to shed the most light.

Thanks to Franny Ritchie

Full Story: The Future of Streetlights: 6 Brilliant New Concepts

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