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Earthquake-Proof Street Lamps

These High-Tech Street Lamps Improve Cell Service During Emergenices

— November 16, 2015 — Tech
These street lamps are specifically designed to assist citizens in the event of a natural disaster.

These 'Zero Site' light poles were designed by Philips and Ericsson and are located in Los Angeles, California. Intended for the event of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, these street lamps come equipped with miniature call boosters that are able boost cell service signals in the area. Using these light poles, citizens can still contact emergency services even if local cell towers are damaged from an earthquake.

The light poles are also made to withstand damage in the event of a natural disaster, and even uses special LED bulbs that are able to reduce energy consumption by 50-80%. This smart pole design is also purposely modular, so additional features like air quality sensors or power-charging systems can also be added to the design as well.
Trend Themes
1. Earthquake-proof Street Lamps - Philips and Ericsson designed earthquake-proof street lamps with call boosters to improve cell service during emergencies.
2. Smart Pole Design - The modular design of smart poles allows for the integration of additional features like air quality sensors and power-charging systems.
3. Reduced Energy Consumption - The use of special LED bulbs in street lamps can reduce energy consumption by 50-80%.
Industry Implications
1. Telecommunications - The integration of call boosters in street lamps presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the telecommunications industry.
2. Smart Cities - The modular design of smart poles creates opportunities for innovation in the development of smart cities.
3. Energy Efficiency - The use of LED bulbs in street lamps contributes to the advancement of energy efficiency in the lighting industry.
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