22:13 30 March 2017
A budding tycoon Yasser Khattak has secured more than £1million investment for his revolutionary light-switch technology that he developed when he was 16 years old. The intelligent home system, which remotely switches lights on and off using a smartphone, can easily be swapped with existing fittings and can save energy.
Khattak’s invention, which he calls Den, is believed to provide solution in saving the UK economy up to £1.7 billion in wasted energy costs.
The young inventor said: 'Most of us forget to turn the lights off when we leave a room, or to unplug our phone chargers when they are not in use.
'Unnecessary consumption amounts to over 16 per cent of the UK's annual energy usage, a figure that is large enough to power almost 2.5 million homes.
'At Den we believe our products could make a significant impact on unnecessary consumption, helping save our environment and reducing the cost of living and however bold it sounds, we aim towipe out the existing standard of switches around the world over the next few years.'