Circular Lighting Report

Stoane ZTA is first to achieve ‘excellent’ TM66 rating

Stoane Lighting ZTA TM66

STOANE Lighting’s ZTA luminaire has become the first light fitting to achieve a TM66 rating in the excellent category.

The spotlight – which scored 2.6, taking it over the 2.5 threshold for the top ranking –  was designed specifically for the circular economy and realises true circular manufacture in practice.

The ZTA can be disassembled, repaired and rebuilt many times over using every day accessible tools.

In 2021 it was the first product to win both a platinum and a green rating in the Build Back Better Awards.

This approach to circularity means that the ZTA can be repurposed for another space or use. Additionally, the style of the product is deliberately minimalist to ensure that it does not succumb to fashion

ZTA begins with responsibly sourced aluminium extruded profile, which in comparison to solid aluminium, carries less material and less waste is generated during machining.

Components, light engines, accessories and all subsequent parts are sought from minimal distances and chosen for their technical superiority, to ensure a high quality, technically accomplished, long lasting product is produced.

Up to 90 per cent of the material in the fitting has been recycled and at end of life can be recycled again.

The company believes that circularity of material use, whereby the value of materials is maintained for as long as possible via reuse and refurbishment, will lead to less waste and less reliance on extraction of raw materials.

Its interest in reusing and recycling materials even extends to repurposing scrap metal from our workshop to make tools and most recently, efforts to make a saleable pendant from 100 per cent recycled aluminium.

Stoane Lighting looks to prepare fittings for the service model and ‘right to repair’ initiatives that will emerge, by ensuring that they can be serviced with simple and commonly available tools.

The company has now taken that one step further and launched a ReNew service, focusing on repair or upgrade requirements, which is supported by our 5 year warranty and further 20 year duty of care.

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.