Why do we need a Reuse Hub?
“The reuse of reconditioned light fittings is starting to become mainstream. Major commercial real estate developers, their architects and design teams are beginning to either reuse luminaires from a retrofit project itself and, in an increasing number of cases, use luminaires from a completely different building.
This imaginative new thinking is leading to new business models and the growth of a vibrant remanufacturing sector in the lighting industry. Remanufacturers take used lights, upgrade them to the latest efficient LEDs and wireless controls and then – crucially – warranty them.”
Ray Molony, Editor, Circular Lighting Report
Reuse Hub User Testimonials
The Recolight Team have been developing the Reuse Hub for over 6 months, we had to get it right for the UK lighting Industry. Launched in September at Circular Lighting Live23, we are delighted to see Lighting Manufactures joining as both recipients and donors.
Read what they have to say….
“EGG Lighting started our remanufacturing service to address the shocking levels of displaced fittings (around 40,000t of lighting equipment a year!) in the UK lighting industry. We quickly found that many of these fittings are high quality and in good physical condition, but that identifying displaced fittings and organising the logistics can be a time consuming and challenging endeavour.
Recolight’s Reuse Hub turns that challenge into an opportunity and makes it easy for end users to register unwanted fittings, and for remanufacturers to respond to their needs. We will be using the Reuse Hub to help find unwanted fittings we can Remanufacture and to help end users who don’t want to see their fittings go to waste.”
In the UK we have a world-leading and quickly developing luminaire remanufacturing sector, and with initiatives like Recolight’s Reuse Hub, we can shift the conversation from ‘single use’ and recycling as default, to reuse and remanufacturing whenever possible.
The Reuse Hub makes it easy for end users to register unwanted fittings and for remanufacturers to enquire and organise collection – completing that essential link in the circular economy.”
“Its really important to recycle and reuse as much as possible. As an industry we don’t do it enough. We reuse most of the packaging we are sent from our suppliers, and we use packaging that actually comes from waste again and again.
This has lead us to winning Build Back Better Green awards for two years running for our super low carbon projects where not just lighting but controls and waste management has been at the forefront.
With regards to the Reuse Hub, if we can find a good home for some pre loved lighting, be it a commercial or a purely social setting then that’s less waste and it will save energy at the same time.
Silent Design is moving away from selling new light fittings and focus on the refurb and retrofit market as this is the only way to truly benefit the environment.“
“Llumarlite have rescued Hi-Bay LED luminaires, saving them from recycling. The Reuse Hub is the ideal way to find end users needing lights for their applications. We will also be using the Reuse hub to search for luminaires that Llumarlite can repair, remanufacture, re-purpose, or reuse on other projects.
Llumarlite have lighting design, installation, and project management skills to install repurposed or remanufactured options.
We see this as an alternative option to making new luminaires for appropriate applications or projects.”