FreeStreet requires its own network of wires
Over the past year, we’ve enjoyed getting to know Philips and its increasingly wacky design concepts. But hard on the heels of the totally serious L Prize Bulb comes FreeStreet, an innovative outdoor lighting solution that has (or should have) a place in every single city.
Here’s what FreeStreet isn’t: it isn’t some depression-colored, power-hungry spotlight that requires its own dedicated giant metal pole and manages to pour enough light pollution upwards instead of downwards to send amateur astronomers literally running for the hills. That’s what we got right now.
Instead, the FreeStreet lightning system consists of little pods of efficient LEDs that sprout out from a network of thin overhead wires that provide both power and support. Since the entire system exists overhead, It’s not necessary to clutter up anything at ground level, making FreeStreet ideal for sidewalks and other larger public areas. Plus, you’ll save up to 40% in energy costs versus those old and busted sodium street lamps while reducing light pollution at the same time. It’s also kinda cool and futuristic looking, which doesn’t hurt.
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