Recycling expert Recolight’s first training workshop focusing on lighting product design for a circular economy ran in London during April.
The course design drew on feedback from the Recolight Circular Economy webinar series. “We were told that the lighting industry need to fully understand the Circular Economy, and how products can be designed to embed circularity,” said a statement from the group.
The one-day, in-person workshops seemingly do just that. They include practical guidance on circular design issues including design for long and extended use, upgradeability and repairability, 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.
Recolight has shared some of the comments from attendees of its first course:
“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.”
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 and F Mark for a valuable workshop, bringing together like-minded businesses and helping to navigate the way forward.”
Leighton James, Product & Marketing Director, TRILUX Lighting Ltd
“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.” 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.”
Gary Dettmar, Head of Architecture, TRILUX Lighting Ltd
The workshop was 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), and 14 June (London).
Further details are available at www.recolight.co.uk/training-workshops/