coffee shop interior

Sustainable coffee chain reuses lights

A SUSTAINABLE coffee chain has become the latest industry client to specify pre-used luminaires for one of its outlets. Origin, a B-Corp-approved company, insisted on second-life lighting for its cafe, roastery and food outlet in Porthleven, Cornwall. Vintage fluorescent fittings with updated LED sources are used...

Lightgraphix RLE

Lightgraphix introduces replaceable modules

LIGHTGRAPHIX HAS introduced a replaceable light engine service for 18 of its leading products. The UK firm says that the RLE system provides customers with an unlimited ability to repair and upgrade LED fittings at any stage in their lifecycle, renewing them for decades, with minimal...

mobile phone online selling

Online firms ‘can dodge EU green laws’

ONLINE SELLERS of luminaires can avoid European sustainability, circular and other legislation thanks to a loophole in the new Digital Services Act, Lighting Europe has warned. Trade body LightingEurope said it was disappointed to see that what will serve as the key framework to regulate digital...

Andreas Henrich Broll in conversation with Ray Molony for the Circular Lighting Report

‘The whole industry needs to change’

THE WHOLE lighting industry needs to change if we are to implement the circular economy in the lighting industry, says product designer and former Wila Germany managing director Andreas Henrich. 'How could we live with less? How could we change our lifestyle from consuming to experience?...

Murrayfield Parish Church

100-year-old pendants re-used in church project

ONE HUNDRED-YEAR old pendants were reconditioned and converted from sodium to LED at Murrayfield Parish Church in Edinburgh.  The reuse of the original fittings – in a lighting design by EFLA Kevan Shaw Lighting Design – serves not only as a circular economy touchstone, but their continued use respected the...

John McRae Orms architects

Circular Lighting Live: keynote speaker named

THE KEYNOTE speaker at Circular Lighting Live 2022 has been named as the architect John McRae. McRae, a partner at award-winning London practice Orms, believes that the involvement of lighting manufacturers in building projects shouldn’t end at commissioning. In fact, he thinks that’s when the partnership truly begins. McRae...

Spot light VIVO II from Zumtobel

The spotlight designed to be circular

THE VIVO II from Zumtobel has been designed to be circular ‘from the ground up’, says the manufacturer. The range has been designed for circularity, longevity and a minimised environmental footprint. Zumtobel teamed up with innovative industrial design practice EOOS to create what it terms a conscious...

Louis Vuitton DC microgrid

10 reasons DC grids may be the answer

THERE ARE a host of factors driving local – and regional – electricity distribution towards direct current, and with lighting installations going all LED, is it time the lighting industry began supporting it? Here’s 10 reasons why it could make sense. Lighting has effectively gone...

Luceco Group Lighting carbon neutral

Luceco joins carbon disclosure scheme

THE LUCECO Group has joined the Carbon Disclosure Project, a not-for-profit charity that checks the climate claims of its member companies. The firm – whose brands include DW Windsor, Kingfisher Lighting, Luceco Lighting and BG Electrical – says the move will ensure stakeholders have maximum transparency and an...

Chigubhu Lantern off grid lighting LED little boy

The lanterns made from waste

A LIGHT made from discarded water bottles and waste LED lamps is being supplied to off-grid communities in Zimbabwe. The Chigubhu lantern, designed by young engineering student Aluwaine Manyonga, not only provides solar-powered illumination for school children but simultaneously tackles plastic and electronic waste through re-use. Six...

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