The operator of Sade’s electric lanterns is on the hunt for the perfect battery operated operator for its devices, which offer a low energy cost and high visibility.
“It is very simple to set up an electric lantern in a mobile shop, and you can use it for all sorts of purposes,” said Sade director-general Dr Peter Fauve.
“The key is to have the right staff, to make sure you have the appropriate equipment and the right environment to operate the lanterns safely.”
Sade, based in the Netherlands, is one of the world’s leading lantern makers.
“We are constantly looking at the next technology and we have been working with other companies for a while,” said Fauvel.
“With this we are in the process of finding the right battery operator.”
The operator wants to be able to operate its lanterns in a variety of conditions, from sunny to cloudy, with a high visibility of up to 15 metres.
It also wants to make the devices cheaper.
The lanterns are powered by batteries, which are also used for electric car batteries, and can be charged using a simple charger, which is designed for the environment.
The first lanterns were introduced in 2012, and they have proved very successful, with Sade selling over 100,000 lanterns last year.
In the Netherlands the lantern industry has seen an explosive growth, with the annual number of lanterns sold increasing by almost 60 per cent from 2012 to 2017.
Sade is now aiming to double that figure, which means the company is looking at increasing its production capacity by 20 per cent.
“In the next two to three years we plan to expand the production capacity,” Fauves said.
“Our aim is to be the largest maker of lantern batteries in the world.”
Sades main focus is on producing lanterns for the automotive industry, with its product lines including electric car battery lanterns and light poles.
Sades lanterns have been widely used by the public for a number of years, with some companies including Nissan and Renault using them for lighting their vehicles in parking lots and public spaces.
“Most of the public, especially in countries like Germany and Italy, have always liked the use of lantern lights,” said Mr Fauvell.
“So the next generation of lantern is coming.”
To make the lantern lighter and cheaper, Sade has been working on improving the performance of the batteries, reducing their cost and improving the visibility.
The company has also been working to develop new technologies to reduce the energy use and emissions of the lantern.
SADE will soon begin production of its next generation battery lantern.
The latest technology, which has not yet been officially announced, will include new and improved sensors to better monitor the lantern’s output.
“This will allow us to make lanterns more efficient and to make them safer and more efficient,” said the Sade spokesman.
The next generation is expected to be released in 2021, but the company will be looking at further expansion.
“As a supplier of lantern products to the automotive sector, Sades has a very long-term vision,” Fieve said.