Circular Lighting Report

Fagerhult luminaire reuses reflectors from old TV sets

Fagerhult Kvisten

Fagerhult has unveiled Kvisten, a luminaire whose reflectors are made from discarded television sets.

It’s made from 77 per cent recycled or renewable materials, including a body is made entirely of pine plywood housing with Birch veneer.

An innovative new louvre reduces plastic by 50 per cent compared to the company’s conventional microprism. Only 180g of virgin plastic is used in each fixture, and the packaging is plastic free.

Additionally, milled endcaps with innovative construction mean only five safety screws are required for the complete fixture, making it easy to deconstruct for recycling at the end of life.

Fagerfult engineers say that, despite its environmental credentials, the Kvisten doesn’t compromise on either visual comfort or efficiency; it delivers with up to 144 lm/w and features integral lighting controls and UGR of <19.

Despite its wooden construction, the Kvisten has passed 0-95 per cent humidity testing and the 650C glow wire testing and has full third party accredited ENEC safety tests.

The body comprises FSC-certified pine plywood sheets with an outer layer of birch. The assembly plate is made from FSC-certified pine plywood while some smaller details in the luminaire are made from poplar plywood that is 70% PEFC certified. The luminaire body is milled and varnished in Sweden, while the details and assembly plate are laser cut in Denmark.

The wood is sealed using an environmentally-friendly water-based varnish that provides UV protection. The varnish contains 1% white pigment to further prevent yellowing to the wood.

‘When creating Kvisten we’ve questioned every detail, method, and material with the perception that we could do more – and better,’ said the company. ‘So instead of taking one small step at a time, we ended up taking a giant leap at once.

’We set out to improve every step to find a path to go beyond.’

Kvisten is 1200mm, and has two different light distributions: direct or direct/indirect light. It is also compatible with the innovative wireless plug-and-play system for light control, Organic Response.

Fagerhult says that it aims to have all its new luminaires made from renewable or recycled materials by 2030.

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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.