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Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights

The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The prototype, integrated in a demonstrator from […]

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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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Jacksonville jilts GE intelligent street lighting

The city withdraws after a pilot IoT deployment because it “had other priorities.” Meanwhile, GE’s San Diego trial advances to a commercial stage. Amid all the hubbub about how smart street lighting will underpin an Internet of Things (IoT) push by cities to operate more efficiently and intelligently, Jacksonville, FL has served a stark reminder […]

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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 […]

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Panasonic, Silver Spring set to really push street lights beyond illumination in Denver

Many IoT street lighting projects deliver smart lighting but little else for now. This one could actually soon monitor air, park cars, transmit Wi-Fi, and more. A Denver partnership between a Panasonic technology group and the outdoor wireless networking specialist Silver Spring Networks could lead to one of the first intelligent street lighting systems in […]