Beware of Super Bright Streetlights

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts, Technology.

Tens of thousands of streetlights across the city are getting a $16 million makeover in the name of public safety. The Department of Transportation will be equipping 70,000-plus light poles in Brooklyn and Queens with LED detectors, which glow especially brightly if the light poles become electrified. In the future, another 80,000 light poles in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island may get the same high-tech treatment. The new safety measure comes three years after an East Village woman by the name of Jodie Lane was electrocuted and died after stepping on a charged Con Ed street-wiring box. No doubt the move honors Bob’s memory as well.