Revolutionary LED Devices from Taiwan Make Possible Unprecedented Convenience and Energy Savings

Revolutionary LED Devices from Taiwan Make Possible Unprecedented Convenience and Energy Savings
Remote control office lighting in Taiwan from New York City

For companies and factories that have made the switch to LED lights, the electrical savings that come are enormous. One company in Taiwan has decided to take it a step further, with innovative LED products that will surely cut the bill even further—and the benefits do not stop at how much money is saved.

Anchor-Tech, established in 2011, is showcasing a new generation of LED driver (D1X) that when connected to other LED lights and the Internet, allows users to use their cellphones to remotely turn lights on and off and adjust the brightness. What’s more, the driver automatically compiles electricity usage data and alerts users when lights might be running close to the end of their shelf lives and must be replaced.

Energy saved by Anchor IoT Driver and Radar Sensor
Energy saved by Anchor IoT Driver and Radar Sensor

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Workflow of IoT devices with Anchor Tech system
Workflow of IoT devices with Anchor Tech system

The driver, when coupled with another of Anchor’s revolutionary devices, the MK1 radar motion sensor, truly brings out what the tech company has to offer. When bundled with LED lights, the sensor detects motion and speed, automatically turning on LED lights as people or cars approach and turning off lights when they leave.

The company, headed by CEO Duncan Huang, has been a success story, winning the Business Startup Award granted in 2013 by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Duncan Huang, CEO of Anchor Tech
Duncan Huang, CEO of Anchor Tech

What separates the Anchor sensor from others on the market is how it can be concealed—hidden in ceilings, walls, and behind glass or wood—without damaging the sensor’s effectiveness. As a result, installation of the sensor does not mean seeing an out-of-place gadget in well-decorated surroundings.  

Both the driver and the sensor have built-in Zigbee, Z-wave, and Bluetooth, making wireless connection possible.

According to the company’s website, an upgraded sensor, with higher sensitivity and possibly with the function of recording people’s heartbeats and postures, will be available soon.

The applications of Anchor’s new devices are far-reaching. In terms of money savings, the company estimated that if the Taipei City Hall parking lot was wired with its devices, the city government could see a reduction in its lighting bill by more than 80 percent.

The gym of Chung Yuan Christian University. Left and right are before and after installation of Anchor Tech IoT system , respectively.
The gym of Chung Yuan Christian University. Left and right are before and after installation of Anchor Tech IoT system , respectively.

One of biggest projects the company completed recently was fitting the gymnasium of Chung Yuan Christian University, a private university located in Taoyuan City, with its devices. All 150 LED lights can be remotely adjusted, depending on the types of sporting events being held.

Currently, the company has made inroads into the U.S. market. The Hilton Hotel, in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, saw its electricity consumption reduced by 90 percent after fitting the hotel’s 1,150 lights with Anchor s devices.

 

IoT system installed in a warehouse in New York. Mk1 Radar Sensor detects motions and triggers D1X Driver to light up even before the arrival.
IoT system installed in a warehouse in New York. Mk1 Radar Sensor detects motions and triggers D1X Driver to light up even before the arrival.

Anchor’s devices, in addition to being used in gyms, parking lots, and hotels, could also be implanted in warehouses, hatcheries, and gardens, where light management requires sensitive control.

In homes, LED lights could be turned on automatically and gradually as parents and children wake up. this would take away the discomfort of eyes seeing bright lights all of a sudden.

Learn more about IoT application and trendy development on Anchor Tech’s website: www.anchor-tech.com.tw




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