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The streetlights made from post-consumer waste

Light from post consumer waste plastic

A range of street and urban lights made from post-consumer plastic waste has been unveiled by an Italian company.

With wall thicknesses greater than 5mm, Lorelux luminaires are ultra-resistant to impact and scratch and solve the problem of long term corrosion in a sustainable way using Plastic Second Life certified and infinitely recyclable materials, with up to 98 per cent post-consumer plastic content.

Models such as the Vieste, pictured, make a positive of the multicoloured effect of the reused plastic, in this case bottle caps.

By using recovered materials and reusing the polymer lighting body – by repairing or upgrading its technological components –  it’s possible to reduce the extraction of raw materials and save about 15 kg of CO2 for each  avoided replacement (source: LCA study conducted in accordance with the requirements of ISO14040 and ISO14044 international standards).

The 100% on site supply chain reduces the CO2 emissions related to transport, thus solving the problem of finding materials.

Lorelux says that the patented manufacturing technique emits no harmful gases for humans or for the environment, and makes it possible to obtain luminaires whose material appearance is similar to traditional metal luminaires, but with a significantly lower environmental impact than the latter, due to the considerably extended service life.

They are resistant to corrosion by atmospheric agents and pollutants, with no flaking or discolouration, as well as UV rays, ensuring no ageing or discolouration over time.

The range has already been nominated for a 2023 Build Back Better Award in the lighting category.

Lorelux is a brand owned by Niteko Illuminazione, an Italian company in the street lighting market.

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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.