Joel Smedberg video The man who turns waste computer screens into lights

Joel Smedberg | The man who turns waste computer screens into lights

In this video short, we meet Joel Smedberg of Swedish firm Brighteco which manufactures panel luminaires from flat screens sourced from waste and recycling centres. The fully serviceable light panels are sold on a subscription, lighting-as-a-service model and the company also takes In responsibility for upgrading...

a bathroom light with two light bulbs

Wall light is made from post-consumer plastic

A WALL light made from recycled post-consumer plastic has been developed by Sussex-based Spark & Bell. The Emerald double-arm luminaire, which costs £247, is mounted on a panel made with recycled plastics. The deep emerald base has light flecks creating a terrazzo mineral stone effect that offsets...

waste fluorescent lamps

Ireland recycles record number of lamps

IRELAND has recycled a record number of lamps and electrical equipment including luminaires. WEEE Ireland says it dealt with 2.3 million lamps and almost 19 million waste electrical and electronic equipment in 2021. The lamps included incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, sodium and metal halide. In total, almost...

Building Research Establishment Watford lighting

BRE reuses all luminaires in major upgrade

THE BUILDING Research Establishment has reused all its existing light fittings in a major upgrade of the lighting at its headquarters in Watford, UK. The fluorescent-to-LED refurbishment project saved 252 kilograms of luminaires’ bodies from removal and resulted in energy savings of up to 45 per...

3D printed lamps and luminaires

Firms team up to 3D print lamps

A DESIGN STUDIO and a lighting manufacturer have partnered to design 3D-printed wall sconces and lamps made from a corn-based material. Ammunition and Gantri's series comprises the Signal, Geo and Carve, which each include designs for wall fixtures, table lamps and floor lights that easily assemble...

Cardboard packaging Glamox sustainability

Glamox revamps packaging to cut carbon

GLAMOX LUXONIC has become the latest lighting company to overhaul its packaging policy to cut its environmental impact. For its popular C35 and C95 modular LED luminaire ranges, the company has redesigned the packaging to maximise pallet utilisation and significantly reducing emissions from transport and production. Glamox...

three luminaire designers discuss circular lighting

Luminaire designers gather for circular workshop

LUMINAIRE designers from across Europe gathered in London this week for the latest Recolight workshop on product design for a circular economy. Hosted by industrial designer Simon Fisher of F Mark, the CPD-accredited event explored the design criteria, regulations and standards to help lighting manufacturers apply...

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