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Date and venue named for Circular Lighting Live 2023

RCP Circular Lighting Live

THE DATE and venue for next year’s Circular Lighting Live have been named by the organiser Recolight.

The event – which sold out – will move to a bigger venue, Royal College of Physicians in London, and take place on Thursday 21 September 2023.

Recolight says the venue will allow for more delegates, extra dedicated tracks of presentations and an enlarged exhibition area.

With 250 registered attendees from specifiers, manufacturers and suppliers, the one day conference, which took place on 22 September, discussed how the lighting industry can make the circular economy a reality.

Chaired by Ray Molony, editor of Circular Lighting Report, the packed conference room heard key presentations on forthcoming EU and UK legislation, and the plethora of different environmental metrics that exist, including assessments of circularity (TM66), embodied carbon (TM65), environmental product declarations, and life cycle assessments.

Practical discussions included how to encourage more remanufacture and reuse in the lighting sector.

The pivotal role of the specifier in encouraging more sustainable lighting was tackled by two panels, both composed of five experts, drawn from across the industry.

The conference was complemented by a vibrant supplier exhibition including a 3D printing demonstration from Platinum sponsor Signify, and other stands from Gold sponsors ASD Lighting, DW Windsor, Lucent, Orluna, Primelight, Silent Design, and Trilux.

‘We’ve been thrilled by the level of energy and commitment expressed during Circular Lighting Live,’ said Recolight CEO Nigel Harvey   ‘It really does seem that we all get it: The really significant changes we need to make to address the climate crisis, and to improve material efficiency.’

Gareth Davies, principal lighting consultant at Stantec said: ‘I think this has opened a lot of eyes to the magnitude of the task ahead, and also shown that it is not an impossible goal.

‘A lot of people have realised we are not where we’d like to be and we need to accelerate our movement in the right direction. The conference offers a great chance for people to journey together and support one another in this critical area.’

One of the main takeaways of the event was the value of TM66, the CIBSE and SLL specification for circularity in the lighting industry.  TM66 is increasingly being seen as a helpful tool to allow specifiers to identify lighting products that are properly designed with circular economy principles.

Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.