It all started back in 2010 with a simple question – why do we talk about energy savings so much, while we keep lamps lit all night? The idea of technology, after all is to make our lives more comfortable. Chintan Shah created street lights that not only contribute to urban sustainability, but make us feel safe, comfortable and welcomed. As we approach them, Tvilight lamps would light up gracefully as if they have been waiting for us.
The idea behind Tvilight is seemingly simple – lights can be dimmed instead of switched off and made to light up when human presence is detected. Motion-activated outdoor lamps were not a new idea, but the majority of them lit up in a sudden flash and would go out immediately. Chintan wanted to surround humans with a safe circle of light, which would accompany them as they walked: “it is a beautiful solution – you move and the light moves with you,” he shares.
By NRG magazine
Published on May 14, 2014