Wrap around Traffic Signals

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.

Tags: shades, street furniture, traffic lights, traffic signals, trees

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5 Comments

  1. March 18, 2011 14:07

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

  2. March 18, 2011 14:01

    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
    March 15, 2011 05:46

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

  4. LED Lights
    March 13, 2011 00:11

    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. March 09, 2011 02:46

    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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