Croatian Startup Uses Internet of Things Concept to Control Lighting Systems

By , 23 Dec 2016, 15:14 PM Made in Croatia
Croatian Startup Uses Internet of Things Concept to Control Lighting Systems Source:

Share this:

The platform for smart lighting control receives information from sensors and remotely controls switches.

A project of a startup team from Zagreb, consisting of Ivan Britvić, Anja Nikitović and Jurica Đurić from the College of Information Systems, was born after they realized that lighting of commercial and public spaces unnecessarily wastes energy, while systems for lighting control are too expensive. They are mostly offered by manufacturers of lighting devices and they work only with their products, which obliges customers to purchase only their equipment, reports on December 23, 2016.

Thanks to new technologies such as the Internet of Things and Smart Home, it is possible to create a much better system, so their software platform receives information from light and movement sensors and remotely controls switches. Lights are turned off, dimmed, or turned on.

“In the second half of last year, we started experimenting with various approaches, we tested technologies and tried to find the best solution to the problem of optimizing the lighting systems. After we received a bronze medal at the ARCA innovation fair, we realized that it would be a shame not to proceed with the commercialization of our solutions. Our system is easy to monitor and configure via mobile applications, and users can see the status of lighting, energy consumption and temperature”, said the company.

“ is intended for business premises such as warehouses, plans and pays for itself through lower electricity bills”, explained Ivan Britvić, one of members of the team. The team had previously worked together on some other projects, so it was easy to decide who will do what. Anja Nikitović deals with sales and marketing, Jurica Đurić is a designer and creative leader, while Britvić is in charge of technology and business development.

“We are testing the system at the college in order to further hone it and prepare it for different implementation scenarios. Through contacts of the Croatian Chamber of Economy we are trying to reach out to local companies which design lighting systems in order to jointly approach end users. We offer the possibility to companies and the public sector to be more environmentally friendly, to reduce CO2 emissions and achieve financial savings. Since the intention of the European Commission is to increase energy efficiency, we believe that companies could be subsidized for the introduction of such solutions which will make even more attractive. Our goal is to expand to the EU market, and as the national winners of the European Startup Awards in the Smart Cities category we will present our products in Brussels in early 2017”, concluded Britvić.

From Croatia with Madness

Croatia Traffic Info

  • Drive carefully on the A7 motorway (15th km) in direction Zagreb between the junctions Matulji and Jušići due to a broken-down vehicle. Traffic is intensified on the roads in direction coast, in direction interior and on the roads along the coast. Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -the DC29 from Novi Golubovec (DC29, DC35) -the DC502 Smilčić-Pridraga state road -ŽC5042 Višnjan-Tićan. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only: -on the DC1 state road in Knin, on the section Sučević-Otrić in Otrić -on the DC1 state road on the section Jošani-Udbina-Ondić -on the state road DC2 in Vukovar, (Kudeljarska and Priljevo street) -on the state road DC66 Pula- Raša bridge -on the state road DC206 Valentinovo-Petrovsko. With the sunny and dry weather, more and more cyclists and motorists are on the roads. Other vehicles (such as cars or trucks) should look carefully for bicyclists before turning left or right, merging into bicycle lanes and opening doors next to moving traffic. Check your mirrors and be aware of blind spots before turning. While at a stop sign or red light, make a complete stop in order to let bikers pass, and check for unseen riders. Respect the right of way of bicyclists because they are entitled to share the road with you. Cyclists are not immune to traffic violations: pay attention to red lights and practice arm signaling!
    Read more
  • Due to heavy traffic during the tourist season longer wait times are possible on most border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.
    Read more
  • All ferries and catamarans are operating according to schedule.
    Read more

Interview of the week

Photo galleries and videos