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Signify releases 2,000 EPDs

Global lighting brand Signify has published 2,000 environmental product declarations, or EPDs, for some 70,000 product variations. It’s believed to be the biggest release of luminaire sustainability information in the industry. The company says it is committed to eventually sharing the environmental impact of its full range...

A busy exhibition. LUG Lighting says we need to reconsider.

‘Consider impact of big shows’, says LUG

Polish luminaire maker LUG is calling on the industry to rethink the practice of large-scale exhibitions ‘given the need to drive down pressure on the environment’.  With Light + Building 2024 drawn to a close, the manufacturer says it made a conscious decision not to attend...

EGG Designed for Remanufacture

EGG unveils panel designed for remanufacture

Scottish manufacturer EGG Lighting has unveiled a ceiling panel light that’s been designed from the outset for remanufacturing. At the end of its life, EGG says that the 600mm x 600mm fitting can be easily upgraded to like-new condition in accordance with the remanufacturing standard BS8887. The...

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EcoVadis, B Corp or Planet Mark? How to choose a green rating

‘We’re so proud to be awarded a silver EcoVadis rating!!’ Every week it seems that another lighting manufacturer is boasting of a new environmental certification. But which rating is a genuine reflection of sustainability, and which have resonance with specifiers and clients such as local...

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XAL unveils 3D printing division

Austrian luminaire maker XAL has introduced a 3D printing division to create luminaires using sustainable materials. The brainchild of XAL founder Andreas Hierzer, IQ Lux is promising to 3D print luminaires using recycled and bio materials such as PLA and regenerated PET. The company showed some of...

Waste luminaires, WEEE and the regulations

Explained: Your obligations under the waste regs

Lighting manufacturers, importers, contractors and specifiers all have specific responsibilities under environmental legislation when it comes to dealing with waste. There are legal duties regarding the sale of new lighting, and the storage, transport, and reporting of waste lighting – most of which is now...

Lyktan Superdupertube is made from hemp

Lyktan unveils ‘fossil fuel free’ pendant made with hemp

Swedish lighting maker Ateljé Lyktan has unveiled a pendant luminaire built with bio materials reinforced with hemp fibres. Superdupertube – a collaboration with the acclaimed Norwegian architectural practice Snøhetta – has a housing made from the biodegradable polymer polylactic acid (PLA), a material derived from sugarcane. The PLA is...

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Meet the light made from a food dish

The French outdoor lighting brand Roger Pradier has unveiled a range of wall luminaires made from standard Pyrex bowls and food dishes. The company – which is located just 4 kilometres from the Pyrex glass factory in Chateauroux – said that it has long held...

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LIA, Recolight team up with net zero event for manufacturers

The Lighting Industry Association and Recolight have teamed up for the first time to create an event to support lighting manufacturers with the reduction of their environmental impact. The two organisations have come together to launch the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024, which takes place on...

Frankfurt reuse of stands

Big brands reuse stands at Frankfurt

A number of major lighting companies have reused either most of all of their stands at the Light + Building 2024 exhibition in Frankfurt. Erco, XAL and RZB were among the luminaire makers who sought to burnish their sustainability credentials with exhibition stands that were constructed...

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