These Smart Streetlights Perform Many Different Functions

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 29, 2016
References: & fastcoexist
A team of researchers at the University of Malaya recently developed a set of smart streetlights that can do everything from kill mosquitoes to charge a pedestrian's smartphone. As more cities begin to invest in connected infrastructure, there is a growing demand for utility devices that can perform a wide variety of functions.

The new streetlights developed by researchers at the University of Malaya feature a number of high-tech upgrades that make them superior to conventional street lamps. For one, the new lights run on solar and wind power making them significantly more energy efficient. Additionally, the smart streetlights feature a small box that attracts and kills mosquitoes that could be carrying deadly illnesses. Finally, in the event of an emergency the lampposts can send out disaster warnings and act as a smartphone charging station during a power outage.