Gallery: Sharp’s Earthquake Detecting Solar Streetlights


Although not as aesthetically pleasing as those bio-mimicking Leaf lamps, these solar streetlights not only provide ample nighttime lighting, but also offer assistance in the event of a major earthquake. Sharp‘s streetlamps charge during the day and light up the night with their powerful and energy-efficient high-intensity LED spotlights. In the event of an earthquake measuring 5.0 or greater, these streetlights will turn on full brightness all night long to light streets and sidewalks, aiding in emergency relief efforts.

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  1. oriane February 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

    why does useful design can’t be pretty ??? this light can save your life but spoils the view….

  2. JM Bahra October 12, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    It’s a good invention. Where there is a will there is a way. It’s a necessity. Necessity is the mother of all inventions.These are the futuristic street lamps of the future.

  3. pritchet1 September 9, 2008 at 10:34 am

    What is their life expectancy and recharge cycle before battery replacement? Do they “last the night”?

  4. Buck September 8, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Everybody has Wind and solar powered lights and energy sources for the home. We all want this and will pay good money for them. But just you try and buy one. Japan has great stuff. NOT SOLD IN CALIFORNIA OR THE UNITED STATES.
    Just ask a solar contractor to build an Off the Grid system and they will run in the other direction. I\\\’ve been looking for a street light for years. I\\\’ll be damned if I can find one. Or not sold to individuals only Cities. STILL LOOKING

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