Team Details

Florida State University

When an existing street light loses power, it typically takes months to be noticed and years to be repaired. Street light outages have a big impact on public safety, especially on college campuses where many crimes occur after dark. It is not unusual for a college campus to have as many as 25% of its street lights out on any given night. This decades-old technology is ripe for disruption by new smart technologies. Enter the Safebriight system. Safebright uses a smart device equipped with sensors and wireless mesh technology, that is retrofitted to an existing street light to monitor its functionality. With Safebriight, the time, location, and type of outage is instantly identified and communicated through a mesh network to the utility maintenance company. The detailed information provided by Safebriight saves the maintenance crew from having to manually assess the problem on site, allowing the light to be quickly repaired restoring public safety. Installing the Safebriight system in existing street lights helps combat crime and lower maintenance costs in any environment.

Tucker Russ
Electrical & Computer Engr