Recently, NetLED system developed by Tokyo-based lighting tech startup Net LED Technology Corp. will go on sale in Japan on February 20,marking Japan gets the world’s first cloud-based LED lighting system.
The 40W lights of 40,000-hour lifespan come with built-in Wi-Fi: users can control each tube over the web after installing the NetLed app on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. It’s possible to dim the lights and to turn them on or off.
Users can control individual, multiple, or a set of lights (which can be located in separate rooms) via the app, which also offers a timer function. The system also makes it possible to track energy usage in real-time and to automatically aggregate data over an extended period of time.
Net LED introduces that when a company uses 200 of these lights, power consumption can be pushed down by up to 50%. Additionally, it’s free to use the app and Net LED’s servers.
The system’s own costs depend on how many lights are needed: the price for the control box/router set is fixed at US$780. One Wi-Fi-enabled tube (US$260) can be connected to up to three NetLED lights without a Wi-Fi module (those lights cost US$180 each), resulting in sets of four lights.