Los Angeles is retrofitting 4,500 miles of streetlights with a matrix of light-emitting diodes, connected by wireless, and responsive to it's environment.
CASE STUDY: Los Angeles goes LED and gets connected
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Every energy-efficient lamp in the Los Angeles trial will link wirelessly to the Bureau of Street Lighting, letting headquarters know if it is on, off, broken, etc.
These won’t just save money but are planned to be more interconnected with the roads and spaces around them, for example, “they might blink if a police car or ambulance is on its way or brighten for pedestrians after a ball game”. The trial is expected to save $10 million annually.
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