Picture of the Day: Hourglass-Inspired Traffic Lights

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We use some things so often that we never stop to take a closer look at them and imagine how they might be improved upon? Designer Thanva Tivawong, inspired by the traditional sand-filled hourglass put together some concepts for redesigning the traffic light. Using LEDs to mimic the trickle down effect of the sand-filled glass, these lights provide a quick visual cue for how long you have before the color changes. No more waiting around and wondering if that light is ever going to switch from red to green.

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Via PSFK; Images: Yanko Design.