Pollux, one of Epishine’s first customers, which already has two light-powered products on the market, is now revealing a new product in the Hadar family: “Hadar Cold”, a connected sensor for temperatures below zero. This sensor is designed to help preserve, extend, and ensure the shelf life of refrigerated products, without the maintenance cost for changing the batteries.
“When your business model relies on fresh- delicious, and safe to eat food, optimizing your entire cold chain to keep things at the right temperature should be your top priority. Today businesses often replace batteries at a predetermined interval, which can result in them replacing a battery that still has 30-40% energy left. Furthermore, batteries and cold climate isn’t a good match which means that a standard battery can lose as much as 50% of its capacity in temperatures sub -10°C. For Hadar Cold this is not an issue as it runs completely without batteries.” says Lars Mokvist, Pollux.
“Our solar cells are optimized to generate sufficient electricity from ambient light, such as LEDs and fluorescent light to power low energy devices. It can harvest the tiniest amount of energy and an integrated energy store allows the devices to operate for several days in total darkness. Removing the maintenance cost of battery replacement strengthen our customers’ business cases, and the reduced usage of disposable batteries benefits our environment.” says Mattias Josephson, VP Business Development, Epishine.