Extending the life of luminaires
The need to no longer see luminaires as a single life product has been widely discussed in the Recolight Webinar series. It is encouraging to see that progress is being made, and that lighting is becoming part of the circular economy.
This webinar will introduce three initiatives intended to extend the life of luminaires
- Upgrading existing fittings. (The Re:gen initiative)
- Avoiding the disposal of unsold stock (New Recolight service)
- Diverting waste fittings for remanufacture and resale (New Recolight service)
Introduced and chaired by Ray Molony, Build Back Better Awards,
We hear from:
Defra plans for encouraging and incentivising reuse for a Circular Economy.
Graham Vickery, Senior Policy Officer, Producer Responsibility and Product Regulation at Defra
Compliance considerations for reuse of luminaires
Tom Ruddell, Circular Design Engineer at Egg Lighting
The re:gen project – A joint venture with Coco Lighting and F Mark
Simon Fisher, Director at F Mark
Launch of Recolight’s new services
Recolight is under a legal obligation to prioritise reuse over recycling. These new services help to fulfil that obligation:
- Free collection, upon request, of our Recolight Members’ redundant stock, and making it available for use/installation.
- Making waste luminaires collected by Recolight available for repurposing and reuse.
Adrian Willis, Membership Development Manager, Recolight
Francesca Cameron, Collections Development and Membership Coordinator, Recolight
We close with a Q & A session for which you are invited to submit questions on registration, or save them for the day.
If you can’t make the date, slides and a recording will be sent to all who register.
Adrian WillisMembership Development Manager at Recolight
Adrian has worked in the UK lighting industry, dealing with luminaire manufacturers, for the last 18 years. He joins Recolight from the major UK component distributor Prime Light Electrical. Previously, Adrian spent fourteen years as Sales Manager for market leading control gear manufacturer Vossloh Schwabe.
Adrian plays an integral role in ensuring our existing members are kept abreast of developments in the industry, which is especially important with the introduction of the updated WEEE Regulations.
Simon FisherFounder & Director of F Mark
With experience spanning all market sectors, Simon Fisher is a prolific and globally renowned product designer. He is the Founder and Director of F Mark, a design consultancy specialising in the design, development and engineering of lighting products and associated systems.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Simon has created an award-winning portfolio of work, where sustainable strategies and circular solutions are at the heart of every product development undertaken.
Simon is a Fellow of the Society of Light and Lighting and currently holds positions on various technical committees dedicated to creating new legislation relating to sustainable design and the circular economy
Tom RuddellLead Remanufacture Engineer at EGG Lighting
Tom is the Lead Remanufacture Engineer at EGG Lighting in Glasgow and has been heavily involved in developing the company’s groundbreaking remanufacture program.
Tom graduated as an integrated design engineer (MEng) from the University of Bath, where his interest in remanufacture culminated in prototyping an autonomous textile repair system. Having worked in automotive design, R&D consultancy and a sustainability start-up aiming to eradicate microplastic pollution, Tom is a multidisciplinary problem solver and listed inventor with an industry-agnostic mindset.
Having been focussed on sustainability since a childhood fascination with renewable energy, he believes that the lighting industry can put circularity at the heart of every building in the world.
EGG Lighting see circularity as a core part of the company’s business model and have worked alongside local and national organisations such as Zero Waste Scotland, Circular Glasgow, the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture and Innovate UK. EGG Lighting was recently awarded the Build Back Better “Gold Green” award for their Remanufacturing process and kicked off the development of a lighting-specific remanufacture standard with the BSi.