Welsh start-up EnModus claims its technology, which uses existing mains wiring to connect lights to an internet platform, has delivered 96% energy savings at a UK warehouse operated by retailer Claire’s.
The trial follows claims by the company earlier this year that a similar project at a Virgin Media data centre cut lighting consumption by 99%.
The project at Claire’s warehouse, which EnModus said was validated by the retailer against the replaced light fittings, suggested total savings of £107,000 could be delivered over five years if the comms technology and lighting was deployed throughout the facility.
EnModus sales and marketing vice president, John Wanklyn, suggested the project shows “how energy efficiency is now a top priority for many companies”.
He added that lighting was just one application for its powerline technology, which can “ultimately control any mains-connected asset.”