In the latest episode of the podcast on Sustainable Lighting Design, Sebastian Knoche, leader of the TRILUX lighting research team and an active member of the European Repro-Light research project, discusses the topic of circularity in lighting design and the possible strategies available to minimise the environmental impact of lighting systems.
Nowadays LED luminaires last much longer than the time they will be wanted to be used for. Meaning that refurbishing cycles are shorter than the lifetime of fixtures. What can we do to avoid millions of good-quality luminaires being disposed of before the end of their lifetime?
What are the risks, from a sustainability point of view, of the new business model of selling ‘light as a service’?
Does it make sense to put so much attention to allowing LED modules and control gears to be replaced if, in a lifetime of a fixture, only a very small percentage of them would fail? Where should we put our efforts in instead?
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This podcast is part of the SLD research-in-practice project on sustainability in the lighting design field that is led by Isabel Villar and Maha Shalaby.