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Big brands back Circular Lighting Live 2024

Circular Lighting Live 2024

Major lighting manufacturers have thrown their weight behind the UK’s biggest sustainable lighting event, Circular Lighting Live 2024.

Platinum sponsor Signify is joined by Gold sponsors Holophane Europe, Bell Lighting, Llumarlite, ASD Lighting and Glamox Luxonic in supporting the growing the one-day conference and exhibition.

Circular Lighting Live will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Wednesday 9 October 2024.

Last year the event, held in the main auditorium of the Royal College of Physicians in London, brought together 290 registered delegates for a comprehensive review of circular economy progress in the lighting industry.

A total of 35 speakers and panellists provided a fully comprehensive review of the legislation, and actions that companies in the UK and elsewhere are taking to drive forward the circular economy.

Delegates heard presentations from clients who had reused luminaires, included Rolls Royce, Cambridge University, The Holburne Museum, Dublin Port Tunnel and Building Craft College.

‘Imaginative new thinking is leading to new business models and the growth of a vibrant remanufacturing sector in the lighting industry,’ said chairman Chairman, Ray Molony. ‘Remanufacturers take used lights, upgrade them to the latest efficient LEDs and wireless controls and then, crucially, warranty them.’

The conference also highlighted considerable concerns regarding the level of waste associated with cat A fitouts.  All too often, brand new luminaires are removed and scrapped when a fully fitted out building is handed to new tenants.  A number of solutions to tackling this waste were considered.

Summarising the event, Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight said: ‘It was truly inspirational to see so many examples of organisations that are putting the circular economy into practice. The vital significance of the conference was thrown into sharp focus by the deeply disappointing announcement that the Government is watering down key climate action policies.  It is clear given this lack of ambition; it is the corporate sector that must now rise to the challenge.’

• Diary date: Circular Lighting Live 2024, Recolight’s flagship conference and exhibition, takes place on Wednesday 9 October 2024 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Free to specifiers, Circular Lighting Live 2024 will feature leading experts, specifiers and policy makers who will share their insights into forthcoming standards and legislation, emerging technologies and new business models. More info:

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.