Circular Lighting Report

Recessed bio spotlight is world first

Shoplight Raider Bio

What’s believed to be the industry’s first 3D-printed, bio polymer recessed spotlight has been unveiled by retail lighting manufacturer Shoplight.

The Raider Bio is 3D printed as a single part and, says the company, it requires less time and effort to disassemble, recycle and repurpose at the end of its life.

The Raider Bio features a Precision Aiming System which offers 350 degrees of rotation and 60 degrees of articulation which can be adjusted in 5-degree increments. As with sister product the Colt Bio, Raider Bio can cover any existing hole size up to 300mm diameter without secondary plates or rings.

The spotlight has up to 27W of power delivering over 4,000 lumens. Options include four different beam angle reflectors, four standard colours, and fixed, DALI, phase-cut and Casambi control. 
The Raider Bio qualifies for Shoplight’s Circu-light buy-back scheme and it also comes with a five-year parts and labour warranty. Its modular design means it is fully upgradeable, factors helping to ensure its longevity and reliability.
Last year the company introduced the ground breaking Colt Bio, a downlight that’s been printed from plant-based polymers. Its housing is made from Greentech Pro, a material with excellent flexural strength and little warping, as well as a high-quality surface. It’s food-safe and biodegradable to the European standard DIN EN ISO 14855.

Digital printing means the outer bezel on the downlight can be manufactured to any size up to 300mm diameter, making it suitable for replacing existing, larger downlights..
Shoplight also has a remanufacturing service for retailers and hospitality customers, dubbed Recycle. The company removes the luminaires from the store onsite and replaces them with temporary loaned replacements. It then upgrades the LED module and drivers and returns the upgraded light to the store.

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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.