Lighting Industry

IS THE RETURN of replaceable light sources and control gear really the most sustainable route for luminaires? That’s the question lighting professionals are beginning to ask themselves ahead of new regulations stipulating that light fittings must have interchangeable parts. The UK’s much-delayed Environment Bill is set to incorporate the EU’s eco-design measures, which effectively brings...
Lighting Industry

AN AMBITIOUS ‘buy-back’ scheme in which luminaires are bought back from the end users at the end of their life should keep the lights in use ‘forever’, says the company behind the idea. Skinflint – a UK supplier of reclaimed industrial and period lighting –launched the Full Circle venture this week.  Under the plan, clients who...
Feature

ONE OF the UK’s first lighting installations to circular economy principles has been commissioned by the police.  Chiefs at Cheshire Police Authority chose to reuse and upgrade many of the existing fittings at its headquarters instead of simply replacing them.  BAM FM, the facilities managers of the building, recognised a need to update the building’s...
Lighting Industry

Helen Loomes on why a return to replaceable light modules could be a misstep for the industry. SCIENCE-BASED investigations should be the basis of our plans for a sustainable future, and Trilux has contributed to an important piece of research that gives us facts and data on which to base our developments for the future. ...
Lighting Industry

THE LIGHTING industry must make a compelling case for the total cost of ownership if it is to persuade customers to install lighting made to circular economy principles, a major client has declared. Peter Fordham, head of electrical engineering at Sainsbury’s, says that while the supermarket giant is keen to play its part in decarbonising...
Webinar

WILL MAJOR clients of the industry pay the premium for sustainable lighting that consumes less of the world’s resources? That’s the question that’s set to be addressed in a major gathering of sector experts this month. The third Recolight webinar in the Lighting & the Circular Economy series – scheduled for 11am on Tuesday 15 September – will...
Lighting Industry

THE SECOND Lighting and the Circular Economy webinar, organised by Recolight, was held on 14 July 2020, writes Suzanne Castine. Introduced and chaired by Ray Molony, speakers challenged the industry to set ambitious goals and explore how innovative product design can have a positive impact on sustainability. Ray Molony, online editor of Lux Review, started with a...
Lighting Industry

INDUSTRY experts in sustainability and product design are set to gather to discuss how the lighting sector can address its environmental impact. In the second online conference on Lighting and the Circular Economy, organised by WEEE-compliance body Recolight, speakers will challenge the industry to set ambitious goals and explore how innovative product design can have...
Lighting Industry

THE LIGHTING sector must prepare for a radical future of circular economy principles which will see a dramatic increase in reuse and recycling as well as the return of replaceable light sources, an industry gathering has heard.   At a major webinar which brought together government, manufacturers and lighting industry leaders organised by Recolight, speakers...