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Tvilight: The 'talking' streetlamps that will lighten your heart (but not your wallet)

Shah found that Europe pays over €10 billion ($13 billion) a year powering streetlights, which accounts for more than 40% of government energy bills.

Chintan Shah, CEO
I thought, why should each citizen pay for street lights that aren't being used? We now have a solution for that.
Chintan Shah, CEO

This translates into 40 million tons of CO2 emissions annually -- enough to power 20 million cars. His solution was to create 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.

 

By Daisy Carrington

 

First published on July 29, 2013

From: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/18/tech/innovation/tvilight-street-lamps-roosegarde/

 

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