We are starting to see a number of more greener and energy efficient gadgets and technology being released all the time, like the new electric cars from various manufacturers, but it is going to be some time before we see more energy efficient gadgets in every day life.
Designers Cheng-Tsung Feng, Yao-Chieh Lin & Bo-Jin Wang have come up with a really cool design for a solar powered traffic light.
If you think how many traffic lights there are in the world, this certainly seems like a good idea, although it is just a design concept at the moment.
The Solar Traffic Light uses Discolor LED technology, which means all three separate colors, red, amber and green of the traffic lights are houses in a single unit, which would make it a lot cheaper to produce as well.
The lights are powered by solar panels, which are on top of the traffic light, which also act as a hood to protect the light from the weather etc.
I think it is a great design, and I am sure we will see something like this on our streets in the future.
Yanko Design via Dvice