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Wednesday21 March 2018

The LIGHTYEARS Funding Model

LIGHTYEARS® AG is headquartered in Pfäffikon on Lake Zurich and has dedicated the last two years to researching and developing concepts to help with the long term protection of our environment.


The efficiency levels of our Intelligent LED Street Lighting systems will have large energy savings for both the public and municipal lighting providers in a very short time and at the same time ensure massive savings in CO2 emissions.


This presents a pressing opportunity that should be implemented immediately as:


• It affects large numbers of people – roughly seven residents to one lamppost.

• It is a service that operates 365 days a year – and approximately 10 hours every night.

• Electricity consumption is incredibly high with old technology – currently an average of around 80 watts per light.


A switch to LED lights in conjunction with our Intelligent Lighting Management System can provide up to 90% energy and cost savings and massive CO2 reductions.


However, it is frequently the case that budgetary constraints at the local level don’t always allow for quick decision making. To help assuage this problem, we can offer the following LIGHTYEARS® contracting model.


Our financing opportunity takes in the long-term installation, operation (including energy costs), maintenance, and the efficient, sustainable management of the entire urban lighting through our wireless communication network.


With the assistance of our international financial partners we can fund our projects to the desired extent; up to 100% of the project costs in certain cases.


We always try to ensure that we leave the annual municipal spend the same or less than those sums set in past/budgets. We usually achieve this if there is no need for new lampposts or earthworks and we can implement our concept by simply changing the light head.


The high investment required for a complete replacement of street lights by a Local Authority can be spread over the term of the service contract and be offset by the significant energy savings and the elimination of lamp replacement and labour costs.


Once we understand the scope of your particular requirements and have seen any relevant Tender Documents, we will be happy to discuss financing opportunities with you


Whether we look at a PFI type Agreement, a PPP relationship, or a straight-forward lease and maintenance Contract we believe we can facilitate any scenario.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries or feel you would like to meet to discuss matters in more detail.


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