ELEKTRON and SixSq launch the first industrialised traffic-based lighting solution in Switzerland

14 September 2020 - Geneva, Switzerland

Next-generation solution for smart, efficient street lighting

  • ELEKTRON teamed up with software technology expert and CERN spin-off SixSq to create a next-generation connected Smart Street Lighting solution.

  • TrafficDim is the first industrialised solution of its kind and was developed 100% in Switzerland.

  • The solution has been specially engineered for major traffic axes - where it pays off most to reduce energy and light pollution.

Geneva / Au (ZH)ELEKTRON has been testing traffic-dependent lighting control systems in various pilot projects (Wädenswil/Smart City Lab Basel Wolf) for some time now. Right from the start, ELEKTRON worked closely with cantonal civil engineering offices and traffic engineers, as they already use traffic sensor technology for their analyses. Now ELEKTRON has teamed up with the software technology expert and CERN spin-off SixSq. Together they developed the first industrialised traffic-based lighting solution in Switzerland

“We had been working on the topic for some time and had examined different approaches. Only when we started the collaboration with SixSq we made progress. SixSq understood us right from the start and implemented our wishes incredibly fast and competently”. said Enrico Baumann, CEO ELEKTRON AG.


TrafficDim is ideally suited for adjusting the light intensity on busy roads. It reduces energy consumption and light emissions while complying with the applicable safety standards and norms. The solution achieves this by controlling street lighting based on real-time traffic monitoring. The data is automatically analysed on SixSq’s secure edge-to-cloud management platform Nuvla.io, which allows for easy processing of the collected traffic data and continuously transmits the information to the CityTouch lighting management system to control the luminaires.

“I am impressed with how ELEKTRON has leveraged Nuvla.io to create something new,” said Marc-Elian Bégin, SixSq CEO and Co-founder.

“With TrafficDim, ELEKTRON has integrated our real-time monitoring capabilities at the edge with the Signify CityTouch light management system to deliver an industrial scale product. This solution will make smart cities safer and more energy efficient.”

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Your contacts

  • SixSq
  • Louise Merifield
  • Operations Manager and Co-founder
  • +41 77 44 68 170
  • merifield@sixsq.com

  • Enrico Baumann
  • CEO
  • +41 79 693 05 38
  • e.baumann@elektron.ch

About SixSq

SixSq’s active participation in numerous international cloud initiatives has solidified its reputation as a leading European cloud and edge computing expert. The team, which consists of highly skilled software engineers, developers and system administrators from many different countries, is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and embraces the Swiss ideals of excellence, innovation and precision. The company provides the edge-to-cloud management platform Nuvla.io, which allows companies and institutions to deploy a secure and comprehensive edge and cloud strategy, while avoiding lock-in. The NuvlaBox software turns any x86 or ARM hardware platform into a smart edge device which customers use to deploy retail, outpost, smart city, and science applications.

For more information, please visit sixsq.com


The leading Swiss technology company is strongly committed to minimising the use of resources by increasing energy efficiency. To achieve this, ELEKTRON matches individual client requirements with the right technology partners, resulting in intelligent solutions for efficient systems in the industrial and infrastructure market environment.

As market leader in street lighting, ELEKTRON recognized early on that luminaires offer much more than just light. In addition to its wide range from the city centre to the neighbourhoods, street lighting offers ideal conditions for becoming the basic infrastructure for smart applications. That is how smart cities are created today around the connected light point.

For more information, please visit www.elektron.ch

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