Street lighting in Wellington City

The streets of wellington will soon be lit up with “smart” LEDs to be brighter and safer. 

Wellington wants to be the first city in the southern hemisphere with street lights that track runaway dogs, flash when someone is in danger and dim when there is no one around. A city council committee will this week consider whether to upgrade the capital's 18,000 street lights with brighter LED bulbs and digital technology that interacts with smartphones, tablet computers and GPS satellites. They would also be fitted with infra-red sensors so they can dim to about 10 per cent of full power when no-one is around and illuminate whenever someone walks by.PaulGlennie, the city council's team leader of strategic planning, said all sorts of services could be delivered once the capital's street lights were all "talking to each other" across a wireless connection. More on the story at Stuff.

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