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These smart street lights don’t use their own brains to adjust to the weather

The new tunable-white Echelon lamps in Minnesota have no onboard sensors detecting rain or snow. Rather, they take their cue from IBM’s Watson IoT group, drawing on IBM’s The Weather Company. A Minneapolis suburb that is trialing tunable-white LED street lights has now equipped them to automatically adjust brightness and color temperatures based on weather […]

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Street lights will learn from the bigger picture in IBM, Echelon IoT partnership

Watson cognitive computing will combine external and streetlight data to optimize lighting for public safety, traffic, energy, you name it. Controls company Echelon Corp. has teamed with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things group to help optimize streetlight operations by analyzing data collected both from the lighting infrastructure as well as from external sources. Echelon said […]