Circular Lighting Report
Eric Rondolat

Signify halves greenhouse gases

Signify has announced that it has halved its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2019, achieving a cumulative GHG emissions reduction of 334 million tonnes CO2e beyond the level required to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5-degree target. In 2023 the company reported a yearly reduction of 22 per...

Commercial Lighting Systems Hampshire

Lighting firms go big on solar – but is it the best use of cash?

A raft of UK lighting companies have made significant investments in photovoltaic panel installations in a bid to cut their energy bills and increase their environmental ratings. Major brands going big on solar include Thorlux, Holophane, Zumtobel and DW Windsor. But with typical seven-year paybacks, is it...

Lyktan Hood

Light is made from wool and recycled bottles

Swedish lighting manufacturer Lyktan has unveiled a luminaire made predominantly from wool and recycled PET bottles. The Hood is designed with a strong sound absorption element for schools, universities and open-plan office. The company says that by making the light it is helping to avoid the considerable...

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Any idea what’s the best environmental mark?

Lighting brands are signing up to a bewildering array of environmental marks, including B Corp, EcoVadis, Planet Mark, Cradle to Cradle and good old ISO14001. But which is best for genuinely assessing your sustainability? And which programmes resonate with customers and specifiers? These are the questions...

Net Zero LIghting Conference 2024

How top lighting brands are going green

Lighting manufacturers are making remarkable strides in adopting environmental practices. From the use of renewable energy to sustainable logistics and packaging, they are rightly earning top certification ratings from organisations such as EcoVadis, B Corp and Planet Mark. You can learn more about their journey – including...

Lucent Lighting

Lucent is climate neutral

Lucent Lighting has announced that’s it’s climate neutral. The UK downlight manufacturer says it achieved the status by meticulously calculating its carbon footprint and offsetting its total emissions. The measures it has implemented include a focus on the more efficient use of resources and careful sourcing of...

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Packaging lights: How to cut its environmental impact

Changing the way luminaires are packaging could have a dramatic effect on a manufacturer’s environmental impact. That’s why many leading brands are making the switch to new materials and processes. Next month’s Net Zero Lighting conference – organised by Recolight and the Lighting Industry Association – includes...

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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...

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