Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Architectural Possibilities - Smart Street Lamps

Non-Light-Polluting LED Street Lamp

I don't know why, but this section appeared to have a white background? Sorry about that, I'm not sure how to change it (unfortunately I'm not a regular user of blogs?).

A street lamp that is environmentally friendly? I didn't realise street lamps causes that much harm to the environment in the first place. But nevertheless, this design is very interesting and could be used in our landscaping for our future Brisbane City scenario. Design by the Spanish Design Association ADI-FAD - the streetlight is made from aluminum and is fully recyclable as well as mercury-free due to the use of LEDs. To avoid vandalism such as graffiti-tags and stickers, the base of the lamp is textured. Unlike most street lights, this innovative design doesn't emit a blinding light. Instead, the light is first directed into the lamp's head and then reflected evenly towards the street.

Images from: http://edra.org/content/lola-non-light-polluting-led-street-lamp-wins-delta12-spanish-design-award-photos

Street Lamp and Fitness Equipment Blend Into Smart Lighting Concept

Another interesting street lamp conceptual design. Information and images below from: http://www.yesidea.co/ideas/20120421/citylight-street-lamp.

"CITYLIGHT is a hybrid urban illumination system driven by two distinct sources: human-power and electricity. The lamp uses energy saving LED as light source to replace traditional bulbs. Located in public areas, the lamps are connected to outdoor fitness facilities which carry and transfer human power generated to the light system. The interactive linear lighting pattern in the central of the pole indicates if the LED lamp is being charged by human-power and presents current battery status, which encourages people to participate the green exercise. A monitor located on the pole displays the calories burned and the duration of lighting contributed by individual's exercise. This concept could save a significant amount of public energy spending with utilizing human kinetic energy. In addition, by motivating and emphasizing a healthier life style for individuals, CITYLIGHT also enhances community’s awareness of green energy."

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