We first met Nick in a car park, tussled hair, ready smile. Could this fresh faced young man really be the genius inventor who we’d come to meet? Our design team, Jenson and Tony looked bemused too when we tramped into their den. What was all this about?
The Lighting Association had suggested we met – that it would be ‘a good thing’ and here we were.
Nick explained, we listened, we listened some more – we were stunned, euphoric and full of admiration. We had not experienced the confinement but had just witnessed the birth of two fabulous inventions –
The iViTi ON and the iViTi AdrON.
That was a while back. The Patents have now been patented. Designers, engineers and magicians lovingly laboured and bank accounts raided to fund development. The Welsh Government have helped too, a lot.
We’ve talked to the National Grid. Nick’s inventions include the sweet words of predictable, automatic, instantaneous, balancing and the significance of these qualities, considering their own energy balancing issues was music to the ears. “Go forth and trial ” they said. Lighting uses 18% of UK’s energy requirement.
The iViTi AdrON can be automatically switched to its own internal power storage system for up to 3 hours during peak tariff times, so no mains electricity is used. Smart switching means pre-purchased, spare energy can be re-sold.
Nick has invented the least disruptive solution to Grid energy balancing issues. Consider the reduction in Carbon as calls to the coal and gas power stations would significantly reduce when the dinners are cooking and the electric cars are re-charging on cold, dark winter evenings.
Remember those magic words predictable, automatic, undetectable and instantaneous.
We expect manufacture in the Spring of 2016 – at Sony UK TEC.
Invented, designed, tested and made in UK .
We’re going to ‘keep the lights ON’