Smart highway lighting infrastructure: creating landscapes of the future

A project in the Netherlands is one of the first in the world to incorporate smart lighting into highways, attracting worldwide attention thanks to its innovative and creative thinking that uses clean and completely renewable energy to light up the road.

Studio Roosegaarde’s Smart Highway lighting project has since expanded to incorporate a variety of new designs which will light up the cities of the future. The project’s glow-in-the-dark highways charge during the day and glow at night to create a sustainable lighting system; while buildings at the side of the road reflect the headlamps of cars, meaning energy is not wasted lighting the roads when no one is using them.

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