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.
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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]