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Topic # 242452 29-Oct-2018 10:21
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Spotted on top of Frobisher St, Wellington. Around a month ago some work was done to replace the light pole. At first, I thought they were going to be putting a pole mounted cell site on it however mounted this instead:

 

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Now I am curious with what it is. Anyone have any ideas?





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  Reply # 2115906 29-Oct-2018 10:27
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BMS (Bulb Management System)? 😉




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  Reply # 2115908 29-Oct-2018 10:29
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IOT street lights? :P heh





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2115912 29-Oct-2018 10:35
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  Reply # 2115914 29-Oct-2018 10:38
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Is it near a prominent bus route?

 

If so, likely bus location tracking node. Or relay for WiFi traffic cameras


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  Reply # 2115916 29-Oct-2018 10:38
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  Reply # 2115931 29-Oct-2018 10:55
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Oblivian:

 

Is it near a prominent bus route?

 

If so, likely bus location tracking node. Or relay for WiFi traffic cameras

 

It is indeed near a bus route for Island Bay so this could be an answer.

 

ZollyMonsta: BMS (Bulb Management System)? 😉

 

This actually isn't a stupid answer either considering a tweet I got from Wellington City Council:

 

Kia ora Michael. The lights currently flash while sending messages back to the system & we're working with our suppliers to get it rectified. If the lights strobe/flicker continuously that would be a fault and we would log this to be fixed. ^Heather.





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  Reply # 2115950 29-Oct-2018 11:00
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michaelmurfy:

 

Spotted on top of Frobisher St, Wellington.

 

I bought a spa pool from that street a couple of years ago and thought that it might be a good omen that the street name is an anagram of my name (Rob Fisher)





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  Reply # 2115986 29-Oct-2018 11:21
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You get lights on your streets?






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  Reply # 2115992 29-Oct-2018 11:33
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Possibly a node for the mesh network for power metering.

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  Reply # 2115998 29-Oct-2018 11:42
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Geektastic:

 

You get lights on your streets?

 

 

It's official; Wellington is more high-tech than Martinborough! tongue-out


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  Reply # 2116191 29-Oct-2018 13:25
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I've been wondering for some time as well.  In Napier we seem to have what look like TV aerial masts (aka 'hockey sticks') on the odd street light in random places.  There's no visible antenna, just the stick but it might contain the antenna to protect it and what looks like a loop of coax coming out of it.  One location I'm thinking of is on a residential side road, not on a bus route, no nearby traffic cameras and about 2km away from a railway line.

 

I'll try to remember to take a photo of one that's close to home - which IS right next to a level crossing and on a bus route.


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  Reply # 2116208 29-Oct-2018 13:41
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Geektastic:

You get lights on your streets?



You probably have an artificial moon instead huh. Lucky you!




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  Reply # 2116209 29-Oct-2018 13:42
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Behodar:

Geektastic:


You get lights on your streets?



It's official; Wellington is more high-tech than Martinborough! tongue-out



Not if they have an artificial moon instead.




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  Reply # 2116238 29-Oct-2018 14:23
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Random thought, could it be for tracking ONZO bikes?


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  Reply # 2116244 29-Oct-2018 14:28
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Batman:
Geektastic:

 

You get lights on your streets?

 



You probably have an artificial moon instead huh. Lucky you!

 

 

 

We have a real one, but the dimmer is on at least half the month..!






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