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World's first smart street lights powered by footsteps installed in Las Vegas

Posted at 7:05 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 22:05:11-04

The city of Las Vegas and EnGoPLANET, a New York City-based clean tech start-up, announced that they successfully installed the world's first Smart Street Lights powered by pedestrians' footsteps.
EnGoPLANET’s Smart Street Light is an off-the-grid solution, powered by combining kinetic and solar energy.

Kinetic energy is harvested from pedestrians’ footsteps via kinetic energy pads. When someone steps on a kinetic tile, energy is created and goes directly to a battery.

The lights were installed in Boulder Plaza in the Arts District.