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Streetlight LED Conversion
I think the network lights in Kitchener are live. Today at 4:57pm, all the lights in my neighborhood went on at the same time!
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This might seem like a silly question, but are the lights on the Spur Line trail also networked?

Why I ask: we were parked in the lot off of Regina on the trail watching LRV 504 roll by Thursday evening, when suddenly, every single light on the trail went off and back on briefly - maybe 0.5 seconds. It was so strange!
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Could be that the photocells are just really sensitive? Walking along Spadina the other night right around dusk a similar thing happened all the lights within about 100m in either direction came on, but then went off very quickly, but that happened to correspond with some clouds moving brisk out of the way of the setting sun so it got brighter again momentarily.

Could the lights along the spur just have been tricked by the lights from the train momentarily?
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(12-09-2017, 08:08 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: Could be that the photocells are just really sensitive? Walking along Spadina the other night right around dusk a similar thing happened all the lights within about 100m in either direction came on, but then went off very quickly, but that happened to correspond with some clouds moving brisk out of the way of the setting sun so it got brighter again momentarily.

Could the lights along the spur just have been tricked by the lights from the train momentarily?

Unlikely. If they aren’t networked, they will all have slightly different thresholds and so will not respond precisely equally to a change in illumination. There will always be some non-synchrony in when they turn the lights on or off.
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Right, that's what I was thinking - just didn't know how to word it. Even if the power was cut, and restored, briefly - they would all flicker to life at slightly different times (tenths of second differences). But they literally like BOOM BOOM all went off and on again. I could have sworn it got brighter, first, but it might just be my imagination.
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Software agreement for streetlights (to dim and turn on/off etc.) up for approval (page 41).

Staff are now saying that the payback period for the return on investment has been reduced from 8 years to 5.5 years.
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Could someone explain why all the new LED lights have another light on the top of the unit? It's a small blinking light.
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(08-08-2018, 01:49 PM)MacBerry Wrote: Could someone explain why all the new LED lights have another light on the top of the unit? It's a small blinking light.

In Kitchener, the lights have a low power network adaptive control modules, to remotely control lights.
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