City of Westminster to Install iPad Controlled Street Lights

Posted November 4, 2012 at 10:31pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10680 views

Westminster City Council has approved a plan to replace all its 14,000 street lights with smart iPad controllable lights over four years, reports West London Today.

For the first time in the UK a system is electronically monitoring lights and infrastructure – if a bulb needs changing or a wire is broken the system will be able to detect it so an engineer can be dispatched. The system even has the ability to predict when a lamp is likely to fail.

It also carries a function for brightness levels to be lowered or raised at the touch of a button, even from an engineer standing under the lamp column with an iPad and a corresponding application.


The roll out will initially cost £3.25m which will be recouped through energy and maintenance savings within seven years. From 2015/2016 forward the system will save the city £420,000 a year.

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SourApple - November 5, 2012 at 7:10pm
Poor people or countries will never be able to reap the benefits. For home lighting, the new Phillips Hue system can save hundreds of dollars per annum but the initial costs will leave poor folks like myself yearning for a long time to come
Leggoman - November 5, 2012 at 4:43pm
They will have some pensioner riding round on one of boris Johnson's bikes with a iPad on its handle bars testing each light. And if he don't do enough lights in a day he will loose part of his pension and have to pay for the miles used on the bike.
Sonyka - November 5, 2012 at 9:14am
Unbelievable !! How can it connect with 14,000 street lights????
Leggoman - November 4, 2012 at 11:12pm
Great jb get the app and go round turning light on and off haha that will save them some cash
iPhone - November 4, 2012 at 10:36pm
Will it require a Revised Statement Saying Samsung Didn't Copy iPad?
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