Earthquake-Proof Street Lamps Keep Los Angeles Connected Post-Disaster
Phillips and Ericsson's street lighting ensures that one of a natural disaster's most worrying effects is averted: loss of mobile connectivity
Humans are attempting to fit as many people into as tiny of locations as possible as population numbers increase. Los Angeles has taken some first steps to optimizing the space they already occupy. They've launched plans to create high-tech street lamps, created by Philips and Ericsson, that will keep citizens connected on their phones in the event of a natural disaster and are designed to keep the lights on during those cataclysmic events.
If an earthquake were to occur, citizens need to let emergency services know what's going on and the locations where they can best do their jobs. Once emergency services are called, many people wish to let their family members know what's happened to them and that they're okay, or what hospital to meet them at. Installed in these lamps will have miniature call booster. The lamps maintain cell service up and available to signal towers if any might be have been damaged during a natural disaster.