Connected tech firm picks up top industry award

A smart lighting solution developed by connected tech firm EnModus has been named the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year at Lux Awards 2018.

The Chepstow-based business, along with Carbon Reduction Technology, has been recognised for fitting more than 950 smart lights at Volvo’s production facility in Scotland.

Sporting high-efficacy LED luminaires and ambient light sensors, the solution uses wiring infrastructure to power a communications network across the building.

The technology provides automated control of individual luminaries and emergency light testing. Using the EnModus Cloud Platform, Volvo can measure energy savings and view occupancy levels in the building.

Andy Heaton, CEO at EnModus, said connected technology allows organisations to become more sustainable and save money in the process.

“We are absolutely delighted to be recognised at these awards for the scale and success of this project. This is another proof point that a smart connected lighting solution delivers additional energy savings and undeniable value for industrial organisations,” he commented.

Paul Hudson, Operations Director at Volvo, said the solution is helping the company move towards a greener way of working. “This project is testament to the forward-thinking employees within our business,” he commented.

“With the smart connected lighting solution in place, we are another few steps closer to reaching our goal of becoming a carbon neutral site.”