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Streetlamps will self report malfunctions: on off or flickering
May 02, 2013 Robert D20
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Using sensors that can detect voltage fluctuation, meshed with cellphone technology each streetlamp could self-report its own malfunction to its respective repair unit. The sensor would detect if the lamp is not on at night (i.e.) not drawing current or on during the daylight hours (drawing current at noon-time) or fluctuating. The transmitter (cellphone of sorts) would be coded to the lamp's location. The system could also "poll" all street lamps periodically and if a unit is off-line, i.e., powered off completely that would mean the lamp, its phone and its pole has lost "line power". This would make street lamp repair much more efficient.

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