Lighting 52nd Street

This spring, a group of students completed a project focused on electricity.

They learned how electricity is generated and how different kinds of circuits work. They wired lamps, built a bike generator and created a solar charging system.

Working with the Enterprise Center, a West Philadelphia minority business incubator,

students analyzed lighting needs along the 52nd Street business corridor,

a major commercial thoroughfare in West Philadelphia. Then they designed and built two different energy efficient lighting prototypes, and

presented their designs

to the Enterprise Center, the City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, a local Community Development Corporation, and representatives of the Philadelphia Department of Commerce.

In the next phase of the project,

students will develop a business and production plan,

building on previous work and community feedback.

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