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How Smart Lamps Improve City-wide Efficiency

Urban energy efficiency may soon receive a boost from the development of smart lamps that are capable of responding intelligently to environmental and traffic conditions by means of sensors.

Some of the smart lamps, such as those developed by Dutch company Tvilight, can adjust their intensity in response to nearby movement and become brighter as pedestrians approach them, while others go on the wane while daylight levels are still sufficient.

By Gordon Lane

First published on February 23, 2015