News - 22.02.2024
Blog by Hapimag,
Hapimag, a sharing community for holiday apartments, has implemented LEDCity solutions in seven of their resorts. On their blog, Hapimag explains how the smart lighting technology enables them to save energy on a daily basis.
LEDCity is award-winning. And rightly so, because the Zurich-based startup has not only set itself a huge goal, but is also working hard to achieve it – with measurable success. The vision: with the help of an economical lighting system, to save the electricity production of an entire nuclear power plant by 2030 and reduce global electricity consumption for lighting by 80% in the long term.
How it all started.
Let’s go back to the beginning and start with some facts: conventionally, the lighting in commercial buildings is controlled for the most part by individual motion detectors. However, the way in which this technology controls the lighting is somewhat sluggish and it is therefore not particularly efficient. On average, 30 % of the energy costs of a commercial building are attributable to its lighting. And worldwide,lighting accounts for 12 % of all electricity consumption. This is where the Zurich-based cleantech startup came in and, through years of research, developed an intelligent “plug-and-play” lighting system. This system is said to save up to 90 % of energy compared to fluorescent tubes, and around 50 % compared to modern LED lighting systems with motion sensors.
How does LEDCity work?
The key features of LEDCity are its sensor and control components, which are integrated directly into the light sources. These make it possible to selectively illuminate rooms – in other words, to provide lighting exactly where people are located or are moving. Sophisticated algorithms ensure that the light is continuously and precisely adjusted to the actual need at the location. The system is also comparatively easy to install. If installed in the entire building, it provides area-wide sensor data to help with the further fine-tuning of the control.
LEDCity in Hapimag resorts
We became aware of LEDCity through our startup network and were impressed by the system’s potential from the beginning. We are now using the technology in seven Hapimag resorts, especially in public areas such as underground car parks and corridors. We have been able to identify promising energy savings within a very short time, such as an energy saving of almost 90 % in the underground car park at our Interlaken resort. We are excited to see how LEDCity will prove its worth in the other resorts and areas of use.