By WorldChanging Canada writer Madeline Ashby.
Via PhysOrg, we learn of Philips' new "Light Blossom," a green-savvy streetlight that will promises to reduce light pollution while gathering energy from the sun and wind. The flower-shaped lights will not only track the movement of the sun across the sky, but let its "petals" rotate and catch the wind's energy. In addition, the LED lamps will dim during nighttime hours but brighten whenever motion sensors are activated.
I can imagine that this combination of features could be viable in my home country of Canada, specifically on the East Coast where summer sun and winter winds would make it useful and efficient year-round.
But what would be wonderful is if homeowners could add miniature blossoms to front yards and cottage properties as a means of adding brightness, security, and efficiency. "Plant" these futuristic pieces of practical decor in the household grid, and you might "grow" some savings (and increase resale value).
Hmm, this is troubling -- I believe I saved changes to correct the nasty error in the topmost paragraph, but my changes aren't there!