Creating sustainable Lighting solution
Our 3D printed lighting products are designed for circularity and thus follow the “reduce-reuse-recycle” approach. With energy-efficient features and a long product lifetime, our offerings are not only environmentally friendly but also cost-effective.
Energy efficiency and lifetime
Our products are highly energy efficient as we use advanced LED drivers, LED modules, and LED light sources from Signify.
The energy efficiency of our products can vary depending on the product series, ranging from 100 to 180 lm/W. Our lamp-based products can reach 210 lm/W when using Ultra-Efficient A-class bulbs. We prioritize energy efficiency in our designs because energy consumption during the use phase is the largest part of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for luminaires. In addition to energy efficiency, our products have a long and reliable lifetime of 50.000 to 100.000 hours¹.
We strive to provide products that are not only energy efficient but also durable and reliable, hence our 3D printed luminaires are part of the GreenSwitch program and are aligned with the Lighting for Circularity approach of Signify.
Our lighting products can connect with multiple lighting management and (building) automation systems. We have wired and wireless solutions for e.g., Interact, DALI and MasterConnect. All our connected solutions are either certified or at least comply with international communication standards such as Zigbee, Wi-Fi, DALI, POE (Power Over Ethernet) and Bluetooth. Interact Ready products comply with the DiiA standard regarding luminaire, energy and diagnostic data.
Our lighting products are now being designed to enable certain upgrades such as sensor additions and easy exchange of certain identified electronic and/or mechanical parts. The available options for upgradability differ per product series. The design principle to allow for future upgrades is now being rolled out as part of our new design rules.
Reusable & recyclable
The material for our printed parts is plastic. All printed parts are reusable and recyclable. We use no paint, no potting, no glue, and fewer screws for easy disassembly and to simplify recyclability. We cooperate with Collection & Recycling Operations (CRO) for end-of-life management. For more details on reuse and recycling see closing the loop section.
Serviceable & Less weight
We utilize Service tags (QR codes) providing convenient access to our service database and capturing detailed information for each individual product. To ensure easy serviceability, we have eliminated the use of glue and electronic potting. Additionally, we are working on creating comprehensive overviews for each product series, focusing on identifying easily replaceable critical components.
In comparison to traditional die-casting processes that involve metal housings, our products are significantly lighter in weight. We achieve up to 76% less carbon emissions in material sourcing and manufacturing, and we save up to 28% carbon emissions in transport compared to the traditional process. The lightweight nature of our products also simplifies the installation process².
Environmental Product Declaration
As there are several of environmental, green, or sustainability labels and certificates, it is simply impossible to use and certify to all. All these labels and certificates make use of a selection of details that are also covered in a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). We have chosen to make an LCA for each product series and create an Environmental Product Declaration³ (EPD) to communicate the outcome. This way we can provide the requested environmental data. The EPDs are available upon request.
To support the application of our products in green building certification programs, we made Declare certifications available for certain North American product series.
Declare is a nutrition label for building products from the International Living Future Institute. It is a platform where manufacturers voluntarily disclose product information on easy-to-read labels via a free database, to support requirements of leading green building standards, including the Core Green Building, LBC, LEED, and WELL Certifications.
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A product lifetime of 50 000 to 100 000 hours is primarily determined by the lifetime of the driver. However, it's important to note that the light source may become a limiting factor in cases of high lumen maintenance, temperature, or current.
Compared to the traditional manufacturing of the Philips GreenSpace Downlight.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardized document informing about a product’s environmental and human health impact. It is based on an ISO standard and uses a scientific method to calculate.