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All about Streetlights•   Streetlights have been proven to reduce pedestrian accidents by around 50% compared    to no lig...
The Problem• It costs 15p a night to power 1 streetlight in winter• Over £1 million per night spent on streetlights in win...
Our Solution• Streetlights will turn on the lights in front of and behind the the  car when it pulls onto the carriageway•...
How it works• The sensor picks up the movement of the car• This sends information to the server through  the Arduino• The ...
AdaptationsThis system could then be adapted to beused in other ways, these include:• Traffic control• If a light is broke...
Thank You.Any Questions?
Ibm Smarter Lighting
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Ibm Smarter Lighting

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Ibm Smarter Lighting

  1. 1. All about Streetlights• Streetlights have been proven to reduce pedestrian accidents by around 50% compared to no lighting• Intersections and highway interchanges tend to have fewer crashes when lighted by streetlights• Blue streetlights have been proven to help prevent suicides• Over 7.5 million Streetlights in the UK• Streetlights help to prevent crime in urban and suburban areas• Can increase potential business hours in city centre areas
  2. 2. The Problem• It costs 15p a night to power 1 streetlight in winter• Over £1 million per night spent on streetlights in winter• Light pollution means that the beauty of the night sky is lost to those living in urban areas• Streetlights produce around 830,000 tons of CO2 pollution a year• Around £100 million on unused lights a year• 27.3% of streetlight energy wasted
  3. 3. Our Solution• Streetlights will turn on the lights in front of and behind the the car when it pulls onto the carriageway• This will have the benefits of streetlights with energy saving benefits• Light pollution would be dramatically reduced as lights would only come on when required• Costs for street lighting could be cut by as much as £50 million a year• Could reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 232,400 tons a year
  4. 4. How it works• The sensor picks up the movement of the car• This sends information to the server through the Arduino• The server then works out which lights to turn on from the position of the Arduino• Then, through the broker, information is then sent to all the relevant Arduinos, which turns on their lights
  5. 5. AdaptationsThis system could then be adapted to beused in other ways, these include:• Traffic control• If a light is broken the system can tell• In an emergency all the lights can be lit or turned off remotely
  6. 6. Thank You.Any Questions?

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