Tamlite achieves EcoVadis Bronze for sustainability
Redditch-based Tamlite Lighting has been awarded the EcoVadis Bronze medal for its sustainability policies and social values.
‘As a group we believe that a business’s sustainability and social values should be at the core of its mission and values,’ Richard Wharrad, Tamlite group manager, told the Circular Lighting Report. ‘This recognition highlights our commitment to operating in a way that is environmentally friendly and socially responsible’.
Tamlite says it is increasingly focused on reducing its environmental impact and on developing sustainable products and services.
It says that to date it has over 50 per cent of all LIA/CIBSE TM66 certified luminaires across the lighting industry.
The company also recently won an award for its Circa luminaire, which it says was designed with local supply-chains and energy efficiency in mind. It won Energy Efficiency Product of the Year at the Electrical Review Excellence Awards. The awards, which are held annually, celebrate outstanding achievements within the electrical and data centre industries over the past year.
Circa was designed, manufactured and brought to market by the company’s in-house product development team. It was recognised by the judges for its ability to deliver high levels of energy efficiency and performance – as well as its low environmental impact design.
Circa is a low profile, high-performance circular luminaire for the retail sector. It offers 154 lumens per circuit watt and is designed so that the fitting itself can have components replaced rather than the entire luminaire be removed and replaced – meaning less manufacturing, less materials used, and less waste.
The luminaire is also complete with lighting control systems to maximise energy efficiency, allowing for daylight dimming and presence detection, as well as emergency options.
From the earliest stages of the design cycle, Tamlite says that it set out to reduce the use of virgin materials, designing the luminaire based around integrating existing tooling elements – with decarbonisation and environmental impact at the forefront of the ideas. Component re-utilisation, and specification of materials that can be 100 per cent recycled or reused at the end of use, was also a huge factor in the design.
Tamlite also says that ‘localism’ was important to it. The product design team have made sure the luminaire is produced locally, with materials and parts conceptualised, designed, and manufactured in the UK, supported by a midlands supply chain for a more sustainable solution.
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