Innovations in sustainability: Six lights for a circular future


In this webinar we unveil half-a-dozen exemplars of low impact lighting which we believe challenge the current take-make-waste norms of luminaire manufacturing and point to an alternative sustainable future.

These inspiring developments in materials, modularity, upgradability, replaceability, demountability, and reuse point to a future where the lighting industry addresses its responsibilities towards the planet and its climate. They point to an exciting future where luminaires are made from sustainable materials to innovative designs that take into account their environmental impact.

Introduction and industry update from Ray Molony

Tim Bowes MSLL, Head of Lighting Application, Whitecroft Lighting
Cascade Flex Vitality compared with Tegan 2
Shining a circular light on zero carbon. With the Circular Gap Report 2022 highlighting how the circular economy can reduce material consumption by 27% and greenhouse gas emissions by 39% this short presentation will provide a practical example to show how circular design can reduce the embodied carbon emissions of lighting through the life of a building by up to 46%.

Helen Loomes, Innovation Akademie, Trilux
Parelia LED
Lighting that pops | New Trilux office solution made from corn starch
The innovative 3D printed prototype is breaking ground as part of a research programme into new materials.  Polylactic acid, as a synthetic polymer, is an environmentally friendly material which is biodegradable at the end of life.  It is currently being tested under real operating conditions and is looking very promising to set new standards in environmental compatibility.

Murray Ward, Owner of Matt Black
Concept Downlight: Xenomorph
Murray takes a look at what can happen when you start the design process for a downlight luminaire only catering for circular and eco design principles.

Ali Kay, Director and Head of Development at Stoane lighting
The Stoane Lighting ZTA range
Luminaire design and manufacturing for the Circular Economy and lower impact products. The Stoane Lighting ZTA range and their approach to its design for the Circular Economy and reducing environmental impact, in particular embodied carbon. He will be taking a detailed look into the tools/metrics used such as TM65 and TM66, design principals and details and with a view to the future –  how their commitment to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership and in depth Life Cycle Assessment can provide a base for assessment and improvement.

Quico Escude,  Sustainability Leader at Lamp
Stormbell 80
Worktitutde For Life: successes and learnings from a new way of doing. The sustainable approach in a company as a cross-cutting strategy and its impact on the business organisation. Stormbell 80; Implications of the use of new materials, successes and lessons learned from the migration from traditional materials to biological, recycled and non-toxic materials

Dan Heap, Director of danheap
An exterior floor wash luminaire made from 75% recycled materials.

Panel discussion with Q & A, chaired by Ray




28 Apr 2022


Zoom webinar
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