Circular Lighting Report

Recovered spotlights go on sale

recovered spotlight EGG Lighting

Some 600 Fagerhult spotlights recovered from the renovation of a Debenhams department store in Manchester have gone on sale.

The lights are part of a growing trend for light fittings to removed and reconditioned rather than go to a recycler. EGG Lighting, based in Glasgow, has acquired the lights and says it will remanufacture them to a customer’s specification.

The company says that when remanufactured, the spotlights will be typically 30 per cent lower cost than buying new equivalents.

Additionally there will be a 21.8 Kilograms of embodied carbon savings per unit, and 1.1 Kilograms of material will be recycled per unit.

The spotlights are suitable to be suspended or surface mounted and are also suitable for Global Trac Pro three-circuit track.

The company has disassembled each spotlight, cleaned them and replaced any worn or damaged parts. The remanufacturing team can also added wireless Casambi drivers for gateway-free app-based lighting control.

All work will be in compliance with the new British Standard for remanufacturing, 8887-220.

EGG says that it can customise the spotlights to meet a customer’s specific needs, potentially saving more material and embodied carbon in the process.

EGG’s circular service – which won a prestigious Build Back Better Gold and Green Award in 2001 –  is designed to turn the problem of end-of-life luminaires into an opportunity for all involved.

Recycling, in the view of the circular economy, should be the last resort. It downgrades materials; losing residual component value.

EGG Lighting was one of the first luminaire makers in the UK to create a remanufacturing service. Now about 20 firms in the industry do so.

EGG’s remanufacturing procedure is a process guided by the British Standard for remanufacture and is conducted in-line with UK lighting industry and legal requirements.

Its approach joins together waste management, engineering, documentation, testing and manufacture to maximise the value of otherwise waste lighting equipment. And importantly, it gives the business the confidence to offer as-new warranties.

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