The only way to predict the future is to create it
Meet AquacicaLED Timed Showerhead with an integrated timing and lighting system. Begin showering with 5 minutes of green light, followed by 2 minutes of amber light to let you know times running out. The shower concludes by the light turning red on the seven minute mark.
“Creating innovative products to change the future of the world”
Mission Statement of Greener Globe
Aquacica, pronounced Aqua-keeka, is a showerhead with a timing and lighting system. We have integrated LED lights into the face of the showerhead so the light illuminates the water as the flows out. The LEDs are controlled by a timing chip which is essentially the brains of the showerhead, it tells the LEDs when to turn on, turn off and when to change colour. Our product is designed to work inside a seven minute time frame.
Green LightAs the shower is started the LEDs will turn on automatically illuminating the water green. The LEDs will stay green for five minutes.
Following the five minutes, the LEDs change to amber for two minutes. The amber light is a “warning” period letting you know that time is running out.
Red LightAfter seven minutes of shower time the LEDs will turn red indicating that the suggested duration of a shower has passed and you should get out.
The Shower of the future
- The showerhead uses an International colour-code system:
- Green for go, amber for prepare to stop, red for stop.
- This makes the product very accessible and user-friendly.
- Aquacica is an energy free product.
- No battery is needed for the showerhead to work.
- The system is powered by the kinetic energy of the water passing through.
- This means that the entire system uses no electricity or money.
- Provides a relaxing & soothing showering experience.
Saving 36 litres per shower
1,008 litres a week on average
Save 52,416 litres a year
€73 a year saved
- 9 litres of water wasted per minute in a shower. Average shower time 11mins.
- 11 mins x 9 litres = 99 litres of water
- Aquacica recommends concluding shower at 7 mins.
- Saving 36 litres per shower and 1,008 litres a week on average.
- 52,416 litres a year which costs the bill payer €73 a year.
*based on family of four
Features and Benefits
Not only does the showerhead function extremely well, it looks the part and can certainly be classed as a luxury product. The features speak for themselves. The LED lighting system is unique and always fascinates new customers. The fact that the LEDs are on a timer and run in a traffic light sequence is also an attractive feature and the nicely finished and designed showerhead only adds to the overall experience.
The benefits to our Showerhead are incredible. Not only will the shower, on average, pay itself off in around 7 months (based on water charge figures in Ireland), it will continue to save you money and of course unnecessary water wastage. The benefits are massive, especially for homeowners or family with children and these people will reap the awards of our showerhead.
Greener Globe is a business that has made it to the world stage. It all began back in September of 2013 when students in Tullamore College in Co. Offaly came up with a brilliant, innovative product that will help save water and money by the millions. The students started to realise when they began receiving great interest from masses of people at school competitions that they were onto something good and quickly went about patented their idea.
The business proceeded to enter the SAGE World Cup, through the YSI Foundation, to represent Ireland over in Moscow. SAGE is an international competition where students from all over the world compete in two categories; Social Enterprise Business and Social Responsible Business. The Irish Greener Globe team went on to win the SEB category and claim the world title.
Co-FounderCian is a sporty, friendly student from Tullamore who loves both science and business. He has been deeply involved with ‘Greener Globe’ from day one and came up with the patentable idea of the timed light sequence of ‘Aquacica’ showerhead. He is 17 years old. In college Cian would like to study science or engineering.
Jack is 17 years old and enjoys playing sport, debating politics, current affairs and keeping up with the business world. A fifth year student now, he is looking forward to doing his leaving certificate and hopes to study international business or accountancy. He has been in Greener Globe from the start and helped it get to where it is today.
Greener Globe is a business that has made it to the world stage
We would like to thank the NTR Foundation for funding this website and Vodafone Ireland Foundation, YSI and Offaly Co.Co. for all the help throughout our business venture.
- Winner of Social Enterprise at the SAGE World Cup in Moscow – August 2014
- Winner of “Best new idea” in Ireland Best Young Entrepreneur 2014
- Winner of “Making Our World Greener” Award at YSI Showcase – sponsored by NTR Foundation
- Winner of Senior Energy and Senior Enterprise at ECO-UNESCO Finalists
- Winners of Best Display at BT Young Scientist 2014
- Senior Winner at “Co-Operation is Cool” Laois County Enterprise Board
- Winners of Senior Technology at SCIFEST 2014
- Winners of Senior Environment at Young Environmentalist
- Recipient of €10,000 grant from Local Enterprise Office
- Recipient of Civic Reception for Offaly County Council
- Received funding from YSI Den 2014