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Sustainable lighting solution is a broad subject.  While reducing energy consumption may be the most straightforward way to understand how sustainability and lighting may go hand in hand, there are several other factors to be considered when selecting a product or brand to work with. Eco-friendly logistical practices, ethical sourcing, and responsible product planning for a circular economy are also major considerations to factor in when selecting a sustainable lighting partner.  If you are planning a space, check the tips below to ensure your lighting scheme is conscious of sustainable lighting practices.

 

Use high quality LEDs
Install Connected Lighting Solutions
Use lamps made from sustainable materials
Purchase from sustainable brands
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Use high quality LEDs - 75% less energy and lasts 25x longer

LED solutions should need no introduction at this point, but as a general refresher, LED technology uses 75% less energy and lasts 25x longer than traditional incandescent lighting.(1)

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the ecological impacts of excessive energy usage, more and more people are looking to sustainable lighting solutions. LEDs can be a great choice for sustainable lighting because they are energy efficient and long-lasting.

The average lifespan of an LED is 50,000 hours, which means it will last for at least ten years with 12 hours of daily use. LED bulbs also emit less heat than traditional light bulbs, allowing them to be used in warmer climates without the need for air-conditioning or fans.

LEDs also emit light in a specific direction rather than all directions like traditional light bulbs. This allows the user to control where the light goes and eliminates wasted energy from scattered light rays.

In addition, light should only be used where it is needed, and any additional spillage beyond this is wasteful energy consumption.  Utilising quality LEDs with high beam precision ensures light is aimed efficiently at targetted surfaces and reduces wasted light.  Aiming light properly, especially in outdoors applications, is also important in reducing the amount of light pollution in our atmosphere.

Casambi - Connected Lighting

Connected Lighting - A great way to save energy, extend the life of your light fittings, and provide security.

With a focus on quality of light, enhanced efficiency and data-driven insights, connected lighting brings LED lighting and information technology together to take lighting application to  new level.

  • Lighting with motion detection: when there’s no human presence, the fittings can be turned off or at least dim automatically. This saves a substantial amount of energy by preventing energy wastage.
  • Only as much light as necessary: using sensors that detect the presence of sunlight and automatically adjust their brightness according to the present values.
  • Eliminates light pollution unnecessary
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Environmentally friendly (reduce CO2 emissions)

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Use lamps made from sustainable materials

3D printed lighting is a sustainable alternative to traditional die-casting for lighting.

The process of 3D printing is a lot more efficient than die-casting. It requires less energy and materials, which means that the process of 3D printing will have a lower carbon footprint. In addition, the lightweight polycarbonate material further reduces the energy consumed for transportation.  Altogether, this product range can reduce Co2 footprint up to 75%. (2)

3D printed lighting is also more versatile than traditional die-casting because it can be customized to suit any shape or size and it can be used for any type of project.

Astro Lighting's circular product development cycle

Astro Lighting’s circular product development cycle  © Astro Lighting, www.astrolighting.com

Purchase from brands that commit to a sustainability plan

Selecting vendors that have clearly defined sustainability goals and a commitment to manufacture responsibly is an easy way to do your part in supporting transparency in the lighting industry.

Keep an eye out for brands that transparently outline their product development plan, follow international guidelines for responsible manufacturing, and employ green logistical practices in their supply chain model

Sources:

(1) https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/led-lighting/

(2) https://www.signify.com/en-us/innovation/3d-printing

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