Circular Lighting Report

20,000 luminaires are reused at training institute

The office interior of Inacap, Santiago, Chile

Some 20,000 luminaires have been reused in a major upgrade of the lighting at a professional training institute.
Barcelona-based Lamp reconditioned the Fili luminaires which were installed at INACAP, National Institute of Professional Training, in Santiago, Chile.
The company recovered the obsolete light sources – 54W and 28W T5 fluorescent tubes – and developed replacement 24W and 14W LED lighting modules at its local factory in the Chilean capital. The actual upgrades of the luminaires took place on site, cutting the environmental impact of logistics and transport. The company also renewed and reused the optical diffusers from the original fittings.
The Fil model is a comprehensive family of modular structures for suspending, surface mounting or recessing. It boasts a wide range of diffusers reflectors, accessories and different dimensions and is widely used in applications such as offices, hotels, restaurants and schools.
The profile is made of satin grey or matt white lacquered extruded aluminium. There is a choice of opal or prismatic polycarbonate diffuser. Ingress protection ratings are IP20 and IP42 protection.
The ranges is now made of recycled aluminium extrusion at a rate of 80-85 per cent, reducing the carbon footprint of products and processes, as well as the environmental impact across the entire value chain, says the company.
The remanufacturing project resulting in energy savings of more than 55 per cent compared to the previous traditional technology with total annual quantified savings of 1,719,000 kWh. Over 25,000 metres of aluminium was reused while a saving of 318 tonnes of equivalent CO2 was avoided, mitigating the effects of green house gas emissions.
Lamp says that implementing its Carbon Footprint Calculation Report will result in a potential reduction of green house gas emissions equivalent to more than 100 tonnes of CO₂ over a period of four years, by means of a 100 per cent reduction of emissions in Scope 1 and 2, and 50 per cent in Scope 3, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025.

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