Street Lights

Street Lights and Crime: A Seemingly Endless Debate

What if extra lights don't make us as safe as they make us feel?

The Fight Over Berlin's Charming Street Lights

The city wants to replace its century-old gas lamps with LEDs, but preservationists are crying foul.

Seattle's New Streetlights Are 40-Foot-Tall Singing Flowers

The immense plants live under the Space Needle and blast anybody passing underneath with a harmony of voices.

Before Cities Had Street Lights, They Had Giant Towers That Mimicked the Moon

When electricity was new, town leaders looked to "moonlight towers" to provide mass illumination.

If Only All City Lighting Looked Like This Charming Street in Athens

It's like a lamp store exploded in there!

A Streetlight Powered by Algae: Is This Actually Possible?

The French biochemist behind this strange green light sees it having a "massive" palliative effect on global warming.

Making Energy Efficient Streetlights a Reality

How cities can overcome some of the disadvantages of LEDs