sustainable lighting projects A Recolight webinar

Sustainable lighting projects: Making it happen in the real world

Sustainable lighting projects Making it happen in the real-world REPLAY

In a perfect world, all lighting projects would be as sustainable as possible. But in reality, we have to grapple with numerous barriers, challenges and compromises. In this special webinar, we look at a number of case studies where the lighting was upgraded, refurbished or remanufactured and explore the obstacles and how they were overcome.

Chaired by Ray Molony, and on the agenda we have:

Joel Smedberg, CEO of Brighteco
Using light as a service to continuously reduce the energy and materials used for lighting – Joel shares Brighteco’s focus on function over hardware and how it relates to continuously reducing use of power and material. He will also talk about the first public procurements for light as a function and how they have played out over the last five years.

Sophie Parry, Head of Trilux UK Akademie
Refurbishing custom luminaires manufactured BC (before circularity) – A step by step journey from initial assessment, to prototyping, testing and delivery of a refurbishment solution for custom luminaires.

John Bowden, Director at Silent Design
Using less and creating more; a case study of smart lighting refurbishment – John will talk about a recent refurbishment of an existing lighting scheme over 2 floors: examining what was there already, what was taken into consideration and what was engineered to get this project over the line. He’ll also look at the savings; both energy and waste and talk about other environmental considerations that made this project what it is.

Jonathan Rush, Director (Lighting Design) at Hoare Lea
Lighting Design in the Carbon Age: A case study on how we must change our approaches to lighting use.

Benz Roos, Senior Lighting Designer at Speirs + Major
Benz will share Our Time on Earth Exhibition/project. An immersive exploration of radical ideas for the way we live. Where technology brings us closer to nature, and indigenous insight reconnects us to our roots.



20 Oct 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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  • 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.

  • Sophie Parry CEng MIET FSLL
    Sophie Parry CEng MIET FSLL
    Head of Trilux UK Akademie

    Sophie Parry is Head of Trilux UK Akademie. Her skills are in technical management, training and mentoring, and thought leadership in the lighting industry. With experience in technical sales and business development in lighting & electronic building services, control systems solutions.
    Sophie is a Fellow of the Society of Light & Lighting and the deputy chair of the Technical & Publications Committee.
    An elected member of the SLL Council, and member of the SLL taskforce investigating and developing best practice For circular economy manufacturing, specification and use of luminaires.
    She is the principal author of LG 14 Control of Electric Light, CIBSE Commissioning Code L (lighting) and LG 20 Lighting for Facilities Managers.

  • Joel Smedburg
    Joel Smedburg
    CEO at Brighteco

    Brighteco is an innovation and value-driven company founded in 2010. Everything we do is about creating better indoor environments and accelerating the shift from a linear to a circular economy. We do this by always thinking about how we can make your indoor environment more efficient, smarter and adapted to your users without depleting our common raw material resources.
    Joel has been with Brighteco since it’s founding.

  • John Bowden
    John Bowden
    Company owner of Silent

    John is owner and director of Silent, a company founded by two people that are passionate about lighting and the environment. Silent was formed in 2019 after years of working in the commercial and theatre lighting industries.
    At silent our core value of “customer first” brings us to the forefront of our clients minds. Silent always strives to provide the best solution for your budget.
    We pride ourselves on designing and manufacturing some of the best commercial and residential lighting products in Britain and we always source the best performing components to produce great products.

  • Jonathan Rush MSc FSLL
    Jonathan Rush MSc FSLL
    Director at Hoare Lea

    Jonathan Rush is an architectural lighting designer with over 20 years’ experience.

    He believes that human beings have a physiological and emotional response to light that we must understand to create engaging experiences.  He is passionate about our ecology and creating a kinder society.

    As a Director in Hoare Lea, he drives the team to ensure that all design outputs are challenging and innovative.

    For him lighting is an amazing medium for art and design and one that can provide the most incredible experiences in architecture – putting people and ecology at the heart of design.

    He is a fellow of the Society of Light & Lighting, has a Masters in Light & Lighting and is an active participant in the lighting design industry.

  • Benz Roos
    Benz Roos
    Senior Lighting Designer at Speirs + Major

    Benz has over 14 years of experience in Lighting Design at Speirs Major. He joined the company after graduating from The University of Wismar, Germany, with an Ma in Lighting.

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