Remanufacturing How to rebuild a light fitting Recolight Webinar 2022

Remanufacturing How to rebuild a light fitting

If the lighting sector is to become truly sustainable, it will need an ecosystem of companies with expertise in remanufacturing luminaires when they are removed from a building. But rebuilding, upgrading, testing, certifying and reselling lighting products is no easy task.

In this webinar, the panel shared their experience and insights; explaining how to create a successful business.

We heard from:

  • Introduction and industry update from Ray Molony
  • Tom Ruddell, Lead Remanufacturing Engineer at Egg Lighting
    Compliance considerations for reuse of luminaires
  • Emilio Hernandez, Lighting Designer.  Co-Founder of Ström and the GreenLight Alliance
    Client barriers to adoption of reused equipment, ideas on overcoming them.
  • Simon Fisher, Director, F Mark
    An update to BS8887, the BSI standard for remanufacture.
  • Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO
    Making re-use a reality: best practice for contractors
  • Kevin Stubbs, Technical Sales Manager, Llumarlite Ltd
    Lighting – Review & Refresh vs Replace?
  • Panel discussion  with Q & A chaired by Ray Molony



“It’s so encouraging to see tenders emerging where the  request is for both a Remanufactured scheme as well as a New lighting scheme. Taking remanufacturing from a complementary side show to a credible alternative to New is vital to deliver a robust circular economy for lighting and achieve emissions reduction targets.”
Simon Fisher FSLL, Director, F Mark Ltd

“I believe people and companies have an underlying desire to do the right thing, i.e. repairing and remanufacturing where possible. We need to work together to raise awareness & turn that desire towards a need. As a result more safe, suitable & sustainable long term decisions can be taken. We cannot continue to allow the short term decisions that our industry suffers – which currently create & leave a legacy of waste and energy”
Kevin Stubbs, Technical Sales Manager, Llumarlite Ltd

“Awareness that recycling does not usually represent the best outcome for end of life luminaires is much higher. That is pleasing because it means end-users and specifiers are more likely to consider remanufactured product.”
Nigel Harvey, Chief Exec, Recolight

“A world in which luminaires are removed, taken for reconditioning and then put back on the market has lots of implications for our supply chain and it’s important they we as an industry work on solutions for the inevitable pain points that will arise.”
Ray Molony, Head of Content, Build Back Better awards | Editor, Circular Lighting Report

“Remanufacture can provide a range of benefits to end users but this must be achieved without compromise on compliance. Remanufacturers need to be diligent in identifying, assessing and testing remanufactured products prior to declaring conformity and placing products on the market, using methods appropriate to production volumes, end application and product type.”
Tom Ruddell, Lead Remanufacturing Engineer at Egg Lighting

“The GLA exists for precisely these cross discipline discussions. Recolight have been  an excellent thought leader in their commitment to knowledge share on the circular economy.”
Emilio Hernandez, Lighting Designer.  Co-Founder of Ström and the GreenLight Alliance



Download webinar slide pack | Remanufacturing How to rebuild a light fitting


09 Jun 2022


  • Ray Molony
    Ray Molony
    Head of content for Build Back Better Award

    An award-winning technical journalist and a highly experienced event organiser, chairperson, webinar host and public speaker.

    Ray Molony is the editor of the Circular Lighting Report, a Recolight initiative to inform the market of developments in sustainability in the industry. He’s also head of content at the Build Back Better Awards, an initiative to celebrate and reward environmental leadership, innovation, creativity and social purpose in the built environment, and the editor of Designing Lighting Global, a magazine for designers. He was co-founder of Lux magazine and the LuxLive exhibition. He’s also the award-winning author of the acclaimed book, Light: Re-Interpreting Architecture (Rotovision, 2014) which was translated into many languages. He studied engineering at Dublin City University.

  • Nigel Harvey
    Nigel Harvey
    Chief Executive at Recolight

    Nigel has worked in the Product Compliance Industry since 1990 in a variety of senior management roles covering marketing, business development, and operational management. Nigel joined Recolight as Chief Executive and Company Secretary in 2009. He is very active in both the lighting and WEEE sectors:
    • Chair of the UK’s WEEE compliance scheme trade association, the WEEE Scheme Forum (WSF) since 2011, and a director of WSF Ltd since 2013.
    • Nominated as a PCS guest to attend meetings of the Joint Trade Association (JTA) which works with producer trade associations including the LIA, to obtain a fair UK WEEE system. Has supported the JTA in the preparation of the proposals to operate the WEEE compliance fee which have been chosen by Defra in 7 of the last 8 years.
    • Elected as a Director of EucoLight, the European trade association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes in 2015. Elected Vice President of EucoLight in 2017.
    • Member of two BSI committees that include the review of WEEE treatment standards, and the development of a code of practice for the remanufacture of lighting equipment.
    Nigel has published over 40 articles on WEEE and lighting over the last four years. He was named the first ever Lux Magazine Person of the year in 2012 and has been listed as one the UK’s 100 most influential people in the waste/resources industry for several years. He is also a climate activist.

  • Simon Fisher
    Simon Fisher
    Founder & 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 Ruddell
    Tom Ruddell
    Lead 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.

  • Emilio Hernandez
    Emilio Hernandez
    Lighting Designer & Co-Founder of Ström and founding member of GreenLight Alliance

    Emilio studied Product Design from Nottingham Trent University, and subsequently began his career in lighting at Hilson Moran Partnership, developing 3D modelling techniques to simulate daylight & sunlight availability in buildings.

    After transitioning into artificial lighting design he moved to GIA Equation in 2010, working on a range of commercial, facade, landscape and hospitality projects. This presented opportunities to work on projects in diverse locations within Europe, MEA & Asia developing a strong understanding of working practices, design priorities and project approaches in these regions.

    In 2014, Emilio joined ‘Nulty’ where he became a Director, working on a broad mix of projects, including: large scale residential and commercial developments, public realm masterplans, Retail, hospitality and Food & Beverage projects.

    The varied scale and range of projects has helped him appreciate the scope of the lighting designer and where they can add value at key points in the design and construction process.

    He also recognises the importance of establishing the lighting designers brief and design narrative which along with regular communication are critical to delivering value to the team and client.

    Throughout his career, Emilio has been an active member of the lighting community and has spoken at design conferences and provided CPD’s to raise awareness of the benefits that human focussed and sustainable lighting design can provide.

    Moving to Sweden and co-founding Ström has provided Emilio with an opportunity to form partnerships to develop the sustainability values needed by the construction industry to evolve and grow over the next 30 years.

    Emilio is also a founding member of the GreenLight Alliance and current sitting chair.

  • Kevin Stubbs FSLL
    Kevin Stubbs FSLL
    Technical Sales Manager, Llumarlite Ltd

    Member of
    LIA Tech. Board,
    BSI TPR/1/7/4 Lighting Remanufacture

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