Smart lights to save on energy and repair costs.
A council in London, UK is set to install 14,000 street lights that can be controlled via iPad. West London Today reports that following a successful pilot scheme, Westminster City Council is to replace all of its street lights with smart street lights over the next four years.
When the council is finished, all 14,000 street lamps will be controllable via iPad, and engineers will be able to tell technicians when they're broken or in need of replacing. In addition to this, engineers can alter the brightness via an iPad app. The system, which West London Today says is the first electronically monitored lighting infrastructure in the UK, will be able to detect when one of the street lights in the network is likely to fail.
The scheme is expected to cost in excess of three million pounds, however, it's thought this cost will be recouped in energy and maintenance savings. The council expects the scheme to have paid for itself in years.