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Stoane remanufactures spotlight from 1999

Stoane MR7

Scottish lighting firm Stoane Lighting has announced that it’s remanufacturing its MR7 spotlight which was first produced in 1999.

The luminaire – which originally housed a 12V MR16 halogen lamp –had a robustness, lockability and on board potentiometer which saw it become popular in museum and gallery spaces for over 15 years.

Now Stoane is remanufacturing under its ReNew service.

‘What has always been for us a point of pride more than a revenue generator is the ability and willingness to repair old equipment,’ said the company. ‘ReNew was set up to formalise the increased interest in repair or upgrade requirements. What has become a dependable trickle of requests is expected to become a steady flow in 2023.’

The example photographed is from a Grade 1 listed museum and gallery founded in 1882. There are hundreds of MR7 fittings high above artwork and exhibition spaces that were delivered in the autumn of 2010.

Reusing as many of the same components as possible, the MR7 can now accept the latest in LED, optical and control technology with a 95 CRI COB and variety of beam angles from 13.9º to 51.7º.

The delivered output is designed to match the original yet the power consumption saving is 78 per cent per fitting.

The ReNew division was been set up to help deal with increased interest in repair or upgrade requirements.

The company’s products are designed so that they can easily be disassembled, have internal components replaced, be upgraded and eventually parts recycled.

ReNew’s intention is to avoid the disposal of luminaires when there is likely an opportunity to refurbish.

Stoane Lighting is taking old fittings and upgrading them with the latest LED, driver and/or optical technology while retaining the product’s robust mechanics.

Services include general repair, deep clean, possible repaint and electrical safety checks; replacing end of life components (including LEDs but also drivers); efficacy improvements in LEDs, drivers and optics.

ReNew is possible due to flexibility in Stoane’s luminaire design, which includes multiple fixing holes, ample leeway with mechanical space and thermals.

Components are made in-house in its workshop or are locally sourced to allow for repair to the original specification of light source, beam width, control options or mounting methodology.

ReNew can be carried out in our factory but also locally using our mobile workshop.

The mobile workshop can travel to an end-user when down time is an issue, with a suite of luminaires to swap over temporality.

• Remanufacturing Lighting is the subject of a special one-day conference organised by Recolight and taking place on Thursday 27 April 2023 at the Coin Street Conference Centre in London. This CPD-approved event will give you the tools, insights and contacts make a success of luminaire reconditioning and reuse. You’ll learn how to sell the concept of reconditioned lights, develop best practice policies, comply with the standards, set up a testing regime for reused luminaires and remanufacture fittings at scale. The gathering will also give you inspiration from real world projects which prove that remanufacturing can be a success everyone. You’ll also meet key players in the remanufacturing industry  network with specifiers with the power to get your products into projects. See more HERE.

Ray Molony

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