Wrap around Traffic Signals

Thanks to Techeblog for highlighting this one – an innovative use of traffic signals involving LEDs.

wrap-around-traffic-signals.jpgThanks to Techeblog for highlighting this one – an innovative use of traffic signals involving LEDs. It writes:

Rather than install separate poles for traffic lights, why not put them on existing ones and/or trees? That’s the idea behind this clever design by Gisung Han, Hwanju Jeon and Jaemin Lee. Basically, it “comes in two parts: a flexible LED belt that wraps around street furniture and a solar lid which protects it, shades it and powers it.”

You can find more pictures on YankoDesign.



  1. That sounds believable – I guess it is one possible downside of low-energy lighting!

  2. Maybe it is a slightly misleading headline – think pedestrian signals rather traffic lights. It does make sense for all sides to be stop/go red/green for pedestrians, ie.e both sides can cross at green, both shouldn;t at red.

  3. John Henry Albert

    You could easily put a small heater into the design to melt snow and turn it off when not needed. Cool idea.

  4. I like the idea of using existing poles and LED Lights but I do not see how this is feasible for traffic lights. I thought one street should have a green light and the other at 90 degrees should have a red light. This light looks like all the traffic has either a green or red light.
    Am I missing something?

  5. This is an interesting design. I recently read somewhere that there are problems arising with new style LED traffic lights in icy conditions. It turned out that the LEDs weren’t hot enough to melt the snow and ice formed over them rendering them useless! I guess there will always be a downside to everything :(

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