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Philips CityTouch offers flexible street lighting control

10/16/2011 07:59 PM EDT
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Sanjib.A
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re: Philips CityTouch offers flexible street lighting control
Sanjib.A   10/21/2011 3:24:17 AM
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I think Phillips has hit the right spot with smart innovative thinking. No doubt it is a great idea. There will always be hurdles to overcome for implementing changes especially for a bigger and already established system like city lighting. Most difficult task is to convince the Bureaucrats. But, beyond those hurdles, I see bright future for Phillips lighting division. :)

DrQuine
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DrQuine   10/19/2011 8:56:00 PM
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The fine tuning of the light controls will be an interesting challenge. If every falling leaf or blowing newspaper triggers the lights, not much energy will be saved. If pedestrians on the other side of the street don't trigger the lights, then the utility of the light will be reduced. Finally, what about the neighbors? There must be a trade-off between lights that keep flashing on and off (keeping the neighborhood awake) and energy savings.

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chanj0   10/17/2011 7:05:48 PM
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Great idea and great product. What's the saving of a crowded city, e.g. London, vs that of a less crowded city, e.g. Southampton?

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