The next online Recolight panel discussion is scheduled for 6 November at 11:00. This discussion follows on from the three Lighting & the Circular Economy webinars hosted by Recolight this year. The discussion will tackle a key issue for sustainability in the lighting sector:
- Is the return of replaceable light sources, drivers, and other components the best route to a Circular Economy in the lighting industry?
The panel, which includes representatives from manufacturers, specifiers, and associations will discuss this question. They will explore the design of luminaires and lighting equipment, the upcoming Eco-design regulations, and a sustainable business model for manufacturers in a changing world
Ray Molony will introduce and chair the event. On the panel are Helen Loomes, Business Development Director, International Sales at TRILUX Lighting Ltd; Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General of LightingEurope; John Gorse, Technical Solutions Manager at Signify; Dave Tilley, Independent Business Owner at Lightology; Kevan Shaw, Design Director at KSLD EFLA Lighting Design; and Nigel Harvey, CEO at Recolight.
Commenting on the importance of this debate, Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General of LightingEurope said: “Policies across Europe are looking to deliver a circular economy with the introduction of mandatory design, performance, and environmental requirements. Sustainability is one of four pillars of LightingEurope’s work, the lighting industry has acknowledged its potential to deliver value to people and for the industry – what we care about is getting it right, striking a balance between mandatory requirements, innovation and entrepreneurship to deliver products and solutions that people want, and a level playing field. “
Helen Loomes, Business Development Director, International Sales at TRILUX Lighting Ltd said:“Sustainability has to be a key focus and it should be considered from every angle so that we get it right first time. I am delighted to be part of this discussion, to learn, to share and plan for the future.”
Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO added:“The pressure on producers to manufacture lighting equipment as sustainably as possible is inevitably going to increase. Pressure will come from new standards, legislation, and increasingly from customers and specifiers. That makes it so important that we understand what sustainability looks like in a lighting context. I very much look forward to hearing the contributions of the panellists.”
The webinars replaced a full day workshop on Lighting and the Circular Economy planned for March this year. With the webinars Recolight has reached a wider audience, lower costs allowed for free attendance, and no travel meant a much lower carbon footprint. A good outcome for awareness of the circular economy, and the environment.