Brussels, 16 December 2021 – Stoane Lighting, an employee-owned specialist manufacturer of architectural lighting equipment, joins LightingEurope, the trade association representing Europe’s lighting industry.
Stoane Lighting design, manufacture and assemble all their products in the UK. Products are built to last, to be maintained and even to be upgraded if and when advances allow. Stoane Lighting carefully considers each product's impact on the environment and design each to be easily disassembled, upgraded, and eventually recycled.
Dave Hollingsbee, Managing Director, Stoane Lighting, comments on the announcement: “Stoane Lighting have always been a practical and pragmatic company. Other than lamps and control gear we make our luminaires entirely in our machine shop and assembly space in Scotland. The prospect of pooling our experiences with other manufacturers’ as we explore new territory for our industry, particularly within an environmentalism context, is something we very much look forward to”.
“We are very pleased to be joined by Stoane Lighting at a time when Europe’s lighting industry is at a turning point,” states Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General of LightingEurope. “Sustainability and the circular economy are at the heart of Europe’s growth strategy and LightingEurope is the forum for Europe’s lighting manufacturers to forge a common vision of what sustainability means for lighting and to shape rules that allow companies to innovate & deliver on our green ambitions. Having Stoane Lighting’s ethos and experience at our table will make a significant contribution to our work,” she adds.
LightingEurope is the voice of the lighting industry, based in Brussels and representing 30 companies and national associations. Together these members account for over 1,000 European companies, a majority of which are small or medium-sized. They represent a total European workforce of over 100,000 people and an annual turnover exceeding 20 billion euro. LightingEurope is committed to promoting efficient lighting that benefits human comfort, safety and wellbeing, and the environment. LightingEurope advocates a positive business and regulatory environment to foster fair competition and growth for the European lighting industry. More information is available at www.lightingeurope.org.
Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General