Lighting Industry

‘Make 2021 the year lighting joins circular economy’

A CAD operator viewing a light fitting on a screen
The compliance body Recolight which has unveiled a series of conversations about sustainability throughout 2021. They include discussions on luminaire design, the return of replaceable light sources and how manufacturers can go ‘net zero’.

THIS YEAR could be pivotal in getting the lighting industry to embrace the principles of the circular economy.

That’s the view of the compliance body Recolight which has unveiled an ambitious series of conversations about sustainability throughout the year.

The first three webinars, designed to build on a series of events held in 2020 and the progress being made by the lighting industry, include:

  • Luminaire design: The Circular Economy regulations you need to know – 30 March 
  • Return of the lamp: How the replaceable revolution will change lighting –  29 April 
  • How to go net zero: A lighting manufacturer’s guide to becoming carbon neutral  – 27 May 

All webinars will be chaired by Lux Review editor Ray Molony who said: ‘It’s vital that this industry continues this conversation if it’s to address its responsibility to the wider world. 

‘For too long the sector has been a rule-taker. These webinars are helping us come up with a strategy that’s built from the bottom up.’

Last year, discussions ranged from new regulations for lighting, through to extending the life of luminaires.

A number of lighting producers, specifiers, and designers presented positive initiatives being undertaken to reduce the impact on the environment. 

One of the topics still up for debate is whether the return of replaceable light sources, drivers and other components is the best route to a circular economy in the lighting industry.

Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey told Lux: ‘I’m encouraged  to see the lighting industry taking steps to become more sustainable. 

‘It is a given that we produce light sources that are very energy efficient.  Moving beyond that and adopting circular economy principles in how we manufacture those products will soon be a must do, and not just an ought to do.’

More events will be announced for later in the year. All are free to join.

  • To view more details and register, click HERE.