Circular Lighting Report

LIA, Recolight team up with net zero event for manufacturers

Bob Bohannon

The Lighting Industry Association and Recolight have teamed up for the first time to create an event to support lighting manufacturers with the reduction of their environmental impact.

The two organisations have come together to launch the Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024, which takes place on Thursday 2 May in London.

Subtitled ‘lighting manufacturing in a low carbon world’, it will advise companies on the various green programmes and accreditations as well as the practical steps that they can take to reduce the carbon emissions of all parts of their operations,

The one-day conference and exhibition will bring together a range of experts from both the lighting industry and other sectors to advise on best practice in the journey to ‘net zero’.

How can manufacturers tackle the responsibility of the carbon footprint they generate while making luminaires?

What measures can help them reduce their impact on the climate? What are the priorities, the ‘quick wins’ and real challenges?

How can we cut carbon, energy use and waste without compromising quality or customer service?

These are some of the questions that the organisers are promising to answer. Chaired by Circular Lighting Report editor Ray Molony, it will be opened by Ayça Donaghy, CEO, Lighting Industry Association. Speakers include Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, Irene Mazzei, sustainability lead at Stoane Lighting, Bob Bohannon, head of policy and sustainability at the LIA (pictured), Andreas Adam, head of WEEE at Ledvance and Catherine Connolly, CEO of Knightsbridge.

Taran Rai, corporate sustainability manager at Epson, will share her insights and experience from that company’s net zero journey.

Other topics include low carbon packaging, solar panel installations, logistics, sustainable metrics and accreditations and the use of recycled materials.

A panel discussion will explore the potential conflict between sustainable practice and commercial realities.

The venue is 15Hatfields, on the South Bank near Waterloo, one of London’s most sustainable venues.

• Another date for your diary this autumn is Circular Lighting Live 2024, Recolight’s flagship conference and exhibition, which takes place on Wednesday 9 October 2024 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Free to specifiers, Circular Lighting Live 2024 will feature leading experts, specifiers and policy makers who will share their insights into forthcoming standards and legislation, emerging technologies and new business models. More info:

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.