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‘Barcelona is ready for innovation, and wants to become a smart city.’
This video is a few weeks old now, but it’s a really great idea that’s worth sharing again. Instead of street lights that are always on, Barcelona has installed these motion sensitive lights on one of their streets - providing lighting only when someone is nearby.
Initially, I was a little concerned by this idea. A well-lit street is a safer street, but these lights have a broad enough range to provide lighting in advance of someone walking under them so my concerns were short-lived.
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