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Wila launches ‘upcycling’ service

Wila upcycling service

UK commercial luminaire specialist Wila Lighting has launched what it is terming an ‘upcycling’ service as part of its commitment to sustainable lighting.

The company says that serviceable luminaires are often disposed of when they could be refurbished with new light sources. It says it is honouring its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and engaging in carbon offsetting by upgrading old luminaires to new LED-based light sources, reducing energy consumption and costs.

Wila says it is offering the upcycling service to businesses regardless of whether the product is an outdated Wila luminaire or those supplied by other companies.

It will phase out old lamps by replacing the light source in these luminaires to LEDs, quickly providing individual bespoke solutions, including payback calculations.

It says that a 10-to-15-year-old lighting system consumes five times as much energy as a new system, yet 95 per cent of the environmental impact caused by lighting comes from lifetime energy consumption.

Energy consumption can be reduced by up to 80 per cent by implementing modern LED luminaires.

Last year, Wila was awarded status as a Carbon Neutral company by organisation Carbon Footprint Ltd. It says it was recognised at the highest level of Carbon Neutral+ standard.

The logo of the new service features a fluorescent lamp with a crossed-through line. The slogan is ‘save energy, save money, save the planet’.

Wila Lighting is part of Experience Brands. Sister companies include Griven, Hess, Vulcan and Lamp.

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Ray Molony

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