Circular Lighting Report

Wall light is made from 45% recycled aluminium

Glamox o21W wall light

A vandal-resistant Dark Sky-certified wall light from Glamox is manufactured with 45 per cent recycled aluminium.

The company says that the O21-W luminaire, aimed at commercial and public buildings, limits light pollution while supports a circular economy.

The fitting is made to be disassembled so that parts may be replaced to prolong the luminaire’s life or reused or recycled at the end of life.

The light has already been specified for the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Beaulieu Primary School in Hampshire.

It comes in a variety of lumen outputs, colour temperatures, sizes, and has a variety of sensor and control options.

‘We opted for an engaging compact design with features to facilitate speedy installation,’ Paul Fisher, Luminaires Product Manager Commercial at Glamox, told the Circular Lighting Report. ‘It’s environmentally friendly, not only in helping customers to drive down their electricity bills by using LED technology but also in its use of recycled aluminium.

‘We designed it for possible disassembly, supporting the design principles for a circular economy and we have a dark sky-certified version too.’

The O21-W is made from diecast aluminium of which around 45 per cent is from recycled aluminium, and has a polycarbonate diffuser.

The luminaire can withstand up to 20 joules of impact – the equivalent of having a 5 kg ball dropped from a height of 40 cm – enough to withstand school playground knocks and ‘all but the most persistent vandal’, says Glamox.

The dark sky variant has a warm colour temperature of 3000K and uses special optics to further restrict light spillage.

The wall light has been formally certified by Dark Sky International. This body comprises more than 2,000 volunteer advocates around the world who are dedicated to protecting the night sky. One of its jobs is to certify commercial, industrial, and residential outdoor lighting that reduces light pollution.

The O21 family of wall lights are made by Glamox at its factory in Basingstoke.

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