1.5 nuclear power plants are needed for electricity supply alone in Switzerland. Lighting accounts for up to 30% of a building’s electricity consumption, as the average running time of lighting is 16 out of 24 hours. In addition, 90% of the cost of a lighting system are incurred during operation for electricity and maintenance.
Today’s lighting systems cannot solve these problems because they are neither intelligent, user-friendly nor efficient. Thus, electricity costs are extremely high and current solutions come with a high environmental impact.
The cleantech startup’s solution can reduce lighting energy consumption through automation. They’ve developed a highly effective AI optimized plug and play lighting system. Their LED tubes are equipped with various sensors and can communicate with each other. Furthermore, the control unit is decentralized, so no expensive management system is required.
The software is the main focus of development and is very complex due to the data transfer in the network. The data can contribute to the optimization of operation.
On the company website, LEDCity spells out their vision: „We enable efficient use of electrical energy and accelerate independence from fossil fuels. With our user-friendly, efficient and smart products, we bring inspiration and innovation to the real estate sector and reduce the energy consumption of lighting by 80% compared to the year LEDCity AG was founded.“ The founding year was 2017.