Smart Street Lights Could Save Money and Energy, and Cut Crime

Smart Street Lights Could Save Money and Energy, and Cut Crime

ities will spend $8.2 billion dollars on “smart street lights” in the next decade according to a new report. These lights are much more efficient than the lights currently in use across and have a variety of functions, including traffic data collection to save time and weather monitoring to improve forecasts. 

Why This Matters: “Street lighting can be up to 40% of a city’s energy bills, so you see huge cost savings across the board,” Benjamin Gardner, president of the Northeast Group, a smart cities marketing firm, told Axios.

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