Lusoco creates the next generation of smart sign technology, that can be used for a wide variety of applications. As our technology allows for energy harvesting, off-grid zero-energy applications become possible. This allows displaying an image that is visible both day and night while generating its own energy. These signs are easier to install and allow new opportunities on locations that currently are out of reach.
Off-grid illuminated sign
We realized our first off-grid illuminated signage at Van Happen Containers. The benefit of this application is not requiring a connection on the energy grid while having a sustainable method of displaying their sign.
This project was revealed in September 2020, showing the new revolutionary concept of large-scale printed Luminescent Solar Concentrator technology as self-sustaining signage.
With wayfinding signage, a visitor is guided towards its desired location. However, as visitors also travel during the evening and night, illumination is required, which may not be evident as access to a power grid is not always possible. With these requests, we helped Strijp S in Eindhoven, by creating energy-generating floor plans at the parking garage “OM DE HOEK”. “Due to the high density of underground infrastructure such as district heating, sewerage, electricity and data networks, it is very risky and too expensive to realize an additional connection for wayfinding boards. Wayfinding from Lusoco is here a perfect fit ” says Paul Heijmans of WSP-Infra.
Lusoco offers an alternative for classical illuminated signs, where the wayfinding itself ensures that energy is generated. These energy-neutral or even energy-positive plans now make it possible to place illuminated wayfinding maps in locations where this was not possible before, or where it is simply too expensive for an electricity connection. For the residents near the wayfinding plans it is important that there is no light pollution. This is achieved by motion sensors, that detects nearby visitors, but dims the sign when the visitor leaves again, illustrating the possibility of sensors and IoT applications within this technology.