Tvilight: Smart Street Lights That Turn Off When Nobody Is Around
The Dutch startup Tvilight has developed a smart IoT system to make city lighting more energy- and cost-efficient
The key element in Tvilight's smart lighting system is a robust, plug-and-play wireless motion sensor which can be easily attached to existing streetlights. The result is on-demand motion-based illumination, with the sensor automatically adjusting the brightness of the light based on the presence of cars, cyclists or pedestrians. A real-time mesh network triggers the lights nearby too, creating a safe circle of light around the person or vehicle nearby. When movement is no longer detected, they automatically dim again.
By Marisa Pettit
Published on April 16, 2018