By day, the Hersted neighborhood in a Copenhagen suburb looks like a typical business district, filled with large office buildings and warehouses. But when the sun went down on September 18, it transformed into a massive experiment. Each block, on a 10-kilometer stretch of road, demonstrates the future of city lighting—and offers a glimpse into how smart technology will transform urban infrastructure.
“With LED technology, lighting has become a piece of electronics.”Flemming Madsen
The new lab includes tech like the Tvilight system, which uses sensors to automatically brighten in a halo around a pedestrian, bike, or car, leaving the rest of the street dim to save energy.
By Adele peters
First published on September 24th, 2014