Lighting up sustainability for good

New technologies play a leading role in intelligent cities or smart cities, according to various studies, in the year 2050 about 85% of the population will live in cities, this, together with the demographic increase in our society, could trigger the consumption of energy to unsuspected limits.

As a result, the companies Phillips and Ericsson have devised a type of low consumption LED streetlight that could be more than interesting for our future cities. These streetlights, dubbed “Zero Site”, could save up to 80% of current consumption.

Such are the advantages that this new technology could bring that it has been included among the 100 best ideas of the year published by the magazine Actualidad económica and what’s more, the idea is not over there since they are working on a new lamppost prototype with an electric car battery charger included. Welcome to the smart cities.