Recolight’s first training workshop focusing on Lighting Product Design for a Circular Economy ran in London during April.
The course was designed following feedback from the Recolight Circular Economy webinar series. They were told that the lighting industry needed to fully understand the Circular Economy, and how products can be designed to embed circularity.
The one day in-person workshops do just that. They include practical guidance on circular design issues including design for long and extended use, upgradeability and reparability, replaceability, choice of materials, use of recycled raw materials, and design for recovery. The workshop includes hands-on case studies of products designed to circular economy principles.
This is what some of the attendees for its first course had to say:
“A great, informative workshop that de-mystified a lot of the industry’s movement towards a Circular Economy. The mix of delivered content and open discussion made for a truly productive day.” Says Graeme Stears, Technical Manager, LightGraphix.
“With Circular Economy being such a fundamental part of our future, it’s important our industry collaborates to make change happen. Thank you to Recolight & F Mark for a valuable workshop, bringing together like-minded businesses and helping to navigate the way forward.” Comments Leighton James, Product & Marketing Director, TRILUX Lighting.
“Both the presentation and associated discussion were engaging, informative and thought-provoking. The workshop provided a great snapshot of the general state of circularity in the lighting industry today, and the challenges and possible solutions for designing to improve that situation.” Says Mustanir Ali, Certification Manager, BSI.
“A very informative and worthwhile day! Although the topic is massive in its importance and complexity it was delivered in a very logical, practical and thought-provoking way.” Concludes Gary Dettmar, Head of Architecture, TRILUX Lighting.
The workshop is presented by Simon Fisher, founder and director of F Mark, a consultancy specialising in the design, development and engineering of lighting products and associated systems.
The workshops, which are CPD accredited, will run again on 17 May – Birmingham, 7 June -Leeds, 14 June – London.