Jacksonville debuts high-tech streetlights — and they’re watching you

Jacksonville debuts high-tech streetlights — and they’re watching you


‘They may be on nearly every street that residents drive on, but Jacksonville’s streetlights are about to get a whole lot smarter.
Through a pilot program with GE Lighting, JEA and the city, Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods will be outfitted with about 50 data-collecting LED streetlights, as part of the GE Intelligent City Initiative, announced Thursday morning.
As the first city on the East Coast to have this technology — and the second in the world, behind San Diego — the move is an opportunity for Jacksonville to become a cutting-edge city, said Mayor Alvin Brown.’
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