Streetlights that adjust to moonlight
Streetlights that adjust their light output according to the phases ofthe moon - this design idea was the winner of Metropolis Magazine's Next Generationdesign awards. These streetlights would have light sensors built intothem that are sensitive enough detect the brightness of the moon, anddim themselves accordingly. For example, if there was a full moon witha clear sky, the lights would be dimmed to 10% of their power, whereasa moonless night would mean lights come on at fully intensity. Sincethe streetlights would also make use of energy efficient LEDs, thecombined savings would be 90-95% over a traditional streetlight.
Source: metropolismag.comAdded: 24 May 2007