Eko Stoplight With Countdown Timer

Eko Stoplight With Countdown Timer

Eko Stoplight (Image courtesy Damjan Stankovi?)
By Andrew Liszewski

A good idea is a good idea, even if it’s just a concept, and if you’ve ever frustratingly sat at a red light wondering when on Earth it was going to go green, you’ll like this idea. The Eko Stoplight features a countdown timer around the red light itself, showing exactly just how long you’ll be sitting in your car, and designer Damjan Stankovi? even claims it’s eco-friendly since if you know you’ll be sitting there a while, you can turn your engine off during the wait.

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14 thoughts on “Eko Stoplight With Countdown Timer”

  1. I hate traffic lights in my area. They stay red for literally 5 minutes, even if there's no traffic in the other direction. A countdown would be cool, but not really helpful in keeping the traffic to a minimum.

  2. This would also stop people from anticipating the green as well. Where they inch forward every other second to where they are almost out into the intersection. They peeve me.

  3. Doesn't it create more pollution to turn your car off and back on than to just leave it idling? Seems like it would be worse for the environment.

  4. I live in China. There are a few places where they have a system like this. I one place, it's just a digital number counting down besides the traffic light. In another, it was a colored series of lines ticking down pixel by pixel. The latter design was flawed because it failed to take into account red-green color blindness.

    However, I like the concept. It's stylish and easy enough to understand.

  5. Doesn't it create more pollution to turn your car off and back on than to just leave it idling? Seems like it would be worse for the environment.

  6. I live in China. There are a few places where they have a system like this. I one place, it's just a digital number counting down besides the traffic light. In another, it was a colored series of lines ticking down pixel by pixel. The latter design was flawed because it failed to take into account red-green color blindness.

    However, I like the concept. It's stylish and easy enough to understand.

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