Tom’s Guide had a pretty interesting article about traffic lights and I am all for it actually if the concept were to be applied to all traffic lights across the world.
Nothing brings road rage and traffic jams more often than the infamous stoplight. While it’s true that the simple design has stood the test of time, generations of drivers have found their collective patience tested. It is time to give the traffic light an overhaul, and what better way to do that than through a temporal metaphor?
This concept hourglass traffic light not only replaces the three-lamp standard with a LED array, but also provides an interesting countdown in the form of that classic sand-filled pre-industrial timer. Drivers can watch the digital sands trickle down to the bottom bulb instead of wondering when their stationary agony will end.