Project Details

Perennial Bright Display Website

Perennial Design

Meet Perennial Bright - a sustainable hybrid light and security pole. Installed outside the Perennial Design head office in Toronto, Perennial Bright is a one-of-a-kind light pole that generates its own energy, powers a security camera and monitoring system, has a zero carbon footprint. Perennial Bright generates its own energy through solar panels and a wind turbine, and even though it’s completely off-grid, it distributes the same amount of light as a traditional high intensity discharge (HID) light installation. And that’s not all. Perennial Bright’s latest sustainable technology also powers a 24/7-security system.

Contrtacted to develope an HTML5-based microsite to display the real-time output from the Perennial Bright light pole. The light pole (built by Clear Blue Technologies) outputs a fairly large amount of JSON data. The incoming data is loaded and parsed using PHP, AJAX & JSON. The parsed data is then applied to the various screen elements and animated using jQuery and JavaScript.

Additional Details
Highcharts API

The Highcharts API was used to generate an interactive chart based from the real-time data from Perennial Bright.


Once the data is loaded, all site elements transition on screen with various effects. Reload the page a few times to see the transitions of the charts, dials, etc.

Services Provided

  • Web Development
  • jQuery Animation
  • Graphics
  • Project Management

Notable Elements & Technologies

  • Highcharts API
  • HTML5
  • PHP
  • AJAX
  • JSON
  • jQuery