Circular Lighting Report

Workshops reveal how to make a circular luminaire

A series of workshops on how to make a light fitting for the circular economy has been announced by Recolight.

The educational events explore the design criteria, regulations and standards to help lighting manufacturers apply and demonstrate circular economy principles in product development.

Hosted by industrial designer Simon Fisher of F Mark, the CPD-accredited events also look at the approaches and techniques to creating lights with long use, repair and upgradeability built in.

Fisher estimates that 80 per cent of a light fitting’s environmental impact is determined at the design phase.

He says: ’To quote [environmentalist] Ellen MacArthur, “waste is a design flaw; In nature it doesn’t exist”’

Other issues explored included both current and forthcoming European and UK standards and regulations as well as carbon taxation.

The remanufacturing standard BS8887 – Fisher sits on the technical committee – is looked at in depth.

Environmental measurement methods such as TM66, TM65, EPDs and other Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools are also covered.

It’s a roundtable environment with a maximum of 12 delegates, giving the opportunity for full interaction, feedback, and questions for each topic.

The workshops are intended for technical managers, design and engineering managers, quality managers, compliance engineers, sustainability managers, marketing managers, product managers, and any others that influence product design.

The next one takes place on Wednesday 1 March in central London. The cost for a Recolight Producer Member is £275 + VAT and for non Recolight members it’s £420 + VAT. Refreshments and lunch are included.

• To book your place, please email or call 020 8253 9750 option 2

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.