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Here Come the LEDs

Get ready to turn on – and be turned on by – intelligent lights.

Get ready to turn on – and be turned on by – intelligent lights.

Sensity Systems, a startup engaged in smart light networks, is teaming up with General Electric, Cisco and others as urban lighting is “morphing from a hardware to a software business,” a G.E. executive told The New York Times.

The newspaper reports that an estimated 50 million aging urban street lights will be replaced worldwide in a few years.

“There are a lot of trials, but no one has yet said, ‘Do my entire city,’ ” said Sensity president Hugh Martin. “Making that work isn’t easy.”

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