LEDs Magazine News & Insights - Oct 18th, 2023
Industry news, commentary, research, and applications in LED and solid-state lighting technology and markets
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October 18, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s News & Insights for Oct. 18, 2023. We have a combination of event and program related content for your reading pleasure, as well as a related Focus On ESG (environmental, social, and governance) topics that could inspire a change in product development with an eye toward the end of useful life. How can we gain control over our waste stream, materials sourcing, supply chain and logistics, and produce robust luminaires across all manner of architectural, commercial, and industrial applications? According to Finelite’s Aaron Smith and Stoane Lighting’s Ruairidh McGlynn, design for disassembly and luminaire serviceability or remanufacturing are two approaches that can change the way suppliers do business.

In-person events such as the Illuminating Engineering Society Street & Area Lighting Conference will focus on energy management and controls strategies, updates to practice guidance, and application-specific design recommendations, while the lighting industry can help shape North American and global regulatory policy by lending support to efforts such as developing a new product category rule for luminaires and refining the route to mercury-free lighting. In Europe, manufacturers such as Glamox have reported large-scale projects to replace fluorescent tubes with LED retrofit kits and luminaires. Keep us posted on similar news by emailing me at the address below.

One last note: The deadline to update or include new company listings in our annual LED & Lighting Industry Guide has been extended to Oct. 27. Visit the Industry Guide info page for details on revising or adding a listing in order to reach potential buyers. 

Please stay in touch about content we publish and to propose contributed articles.

Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

Stakeholders — including specifiers, designers, manufacturers, public agencies, and program operators — have an opportunity to shape methods that will be used to quantify and benchmark products’ environmental impact.
Europe’s mercury-minded ban leads large facility in the north to replace 34,000 tubes with integrated LED luminaires from Glamox.
Finelite vice president of R&D AARON SMITH explains how the company puts design for disassembly concepts into practice, and how end users can inspire change across the lighting manufacturing supply chain.
RUAIRIDH MCGLYNN of Stoane Lighting believes that lighting manufacturers should launch a circular economy process that eases supply chain challenges, addresses waste reduction, and enables a new service model.
8th Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and 25th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be held Oct. 26-29, at AsiaWorld-Expo and Oct. 27-30, 2023 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, respectively.
Co-chairs of the Minamata Convention on Mercury – Africa Region call upon the global lighting industry to support an amendment to mercury-lamp phase-out plans.
The Oct. 29–Nov. 1 event will be held at the JW Marriott hotel in Indianapolis.
Lighting designer Randy Burkett shares insights from some of his latest and greatest projects.