Circular Lighting Live a sell-out success

29th September 2022

(UK) – Held on 22 September, the Circular Lighting Live conference and exhibition discussed how the lighting industry can make the circular economy a reality.

The event, chaired by Ray Molony, Editor of Circular Lighting Report, welcomed 250 registered attendees from specifiers, manufacturers and suppliers, with presentations heard on forthcoming EU and UK legislation, as well as the plethora of different environmental metrics that exist, including assessments of circularity (TM66), embodied carbon (TM65), environmental product declarations and lifecycle assessments.

Practical discussions also included how to encourage more remanufacture and reuse in the lighting sector. Meanwhile, the pivotal role of the specifier in encouraging more sustainable lighting was tackled by two panels, both composed of five experts drawn from across the industry.

The conference was complemented by a supplier exhibition that included a 3D printing demonstration from Platinum sponsor Signify, as well as stands from Gold sponsors ASD Lighting, DW Windsor, Lucent, Orluna, Primelight, Silent Design and Trilux.

Commenting on the event, Nigel Harvey, Recolight CEO, said: “We have been thrilled by the level of energy and commitment expressed during Circular Lighting Live. It really does seem that we all get it: the really significant changes we need to make to address the climate crisis, and to improve material efficiency.

“We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback, so we’ve already announced that Circular Lighting Live 2023 will take place on 21 September 2023. We will be at a bigger venue, so we will be able to welcome many more delegates and sponsors.”

One of the main takeaways of the event was the value of TM66, the CIBSE and SLL specification for circularity in the lighting industry. TM66 is increasingly being seen as a helpful tool to allow specifiers to identify lighting products that are properly designed with circular economy principles.

Harvey added: “Recolight was proud to host Circular Lighting Live. It aligns perfectly with our ambition and desire to support and encourage our industry to become more sustainable. And we did our best to practice what we preach: the programme, delegate list, and feedback form were emailed rather than printed.  The venue chosen favoured public transport, rather than travel by car, and the food was vegetarian, to reduce the carbon footprint.”