iPad-controlled street lights installed in London

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    will there be Android app too ?

    lol, just lol.

    There are many other things to spend 3,5 mil on.
     
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    Like fixing up broken roads, improving hospitals, schools, security, etc...
     
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    small sp mishtake
     
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    This system already existed, but way more archaic, used to be my dad had some sort of remote trigger for street lights, turned on/off a chain of them so they could test them.
     
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    $3,5mil... Aren't we supposed to be in some sort of recession or something? Spending that much on such a gimmick seems a little excessive to me *Facepalm*.
     
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    Won't help much if a 'flying rat' craps on the photocell controlling the lights. ;)
     
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    Actually its in UK so 3.25 GBP = 5.2 USD (In millions)
     
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    meaning it'll pay off in 8 years...you know, after the ipad will most likely be dead.

    pretty neat tho, always like neat little advancements like this.
     

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    The ipads themselves are meaningless, it's just a device to control them with.

    Until now i'm pretty sure they've still just been using the old RF remotes to check, which would require you to drive around and test them visually.
     
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    It's phenomenal and just works!

    Very interesting use of the iPad though :D
     
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    I don't think the price tag is due to the ipad controllability, more to do with the bulb tech/level of control these lamps offer.

    I mean 14k street lights with some sort of LED or other tech (because its not specified) instead of HID is a big improvement especially with those savings mentioned.
     
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    Hey man, the article said iPad. I'm gonna get angry about that, and there isn't a think you can do to stop me.

    Obviously a giant waste of money to make street lamps iPad compatible.
     

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    $370 per one light - just another way how to move tax money into "friendly" private companies.
     
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