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Streetlight LED Conversion
#76
As far as I know only Kitchener opted to install the "smart" technology, but I don't think the smart technology is quite that responsive.

When they say dim I think they mean they can dim it when there is snow on the ground.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#77
I found an article in The Record:

It doesn't exactly say anything about dimming when there is no motion nearby, although it does say

Quote:The smart system will also allow the city to control every single street light individually, so that a light can be dimmed if it's shining more brightly than needed, saving another 15 per cent in energy costs.

which could be the same thing.

This article has more information, and talks about Waterloo's decision to not implement narrowband. What I got from reading it is that Waterloo is waiting for broadband, although no decision was made at the time.

Quote:The LED lights are expected to lose brightness at a rate of about two per cent each year and get duller over time. With the narrowband controls, city staff said they could reduce energy to the light to 70 per cent at installation and increase by two per cent each year to compensate for loss and save energy until the lights reach 70 per cent naturally.

Neat.
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#78
I wonder how they'll deal with citizens complaining to have lights dimmed or brightened.
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#79
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellig...t_lighting
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