Circular Lighting Live 2023 Programme

The programme for Circular Lighting Live is curated by Ray Molony and the Recolight event team. Delegate feedback from Circular Lighting Live 22, and Remanufacturing Lighting Conference told us what you want to hear about. You told us the challenges you’re facing, and the topics you need to understand more.

We have two Separate streams in the morning: one for lighting specifiers, and one for lighting manufacturers. Presentations include: discussions of key specifications, circularity, embedded carbon, and lifecycle assessments. You will hear about best practice case studies and much more…

08:00Registration, exhibition and coffee | Osler Room

MAINSTAGE TRACK | Wolfson Theatre

09:05KEYNOTE: Reimagining the lighting industry
Melanie Martin, Associate Director at Orms will explore how, with imagination and a change in our mindset, the linear take-make-waste model can be consigned to the past and replaced with a thriving modern circular economy, with the return of manufacturing capacity and skills.
09:25How to prepare for an ‘avalanche’ of green regs
The EU Green Deal, with 153 legislative acts, has set the pace for global green regulations. The lighting industry is facing a complex set of regulations that will impact product design and company processes. Here Maurice Maes, head of standards and regulations at Signify, will explore this legislative wave and the surge in green labels, third-party certification and customer demand for proof of sustainability. Should you go all-in with Environmental Product Declarations, or adopt a different strategy? Our speaker will provide practical and strategic insights on how companies can prepare for this new landscape.
09:50Introducing circularity on our strategic roads
In this presentation Nick Griffin, associate at WSP, focuses on the ambitious lighting upgrades being undertaken by National Highways, including the introduction into design guidance of minimum circularity standards for road lighting luminaires.
10:00How to make a success of remanufacturing
Remanufacturing pre-used luminaires delivers huge environmental benefits compared to the creation of new products. So how do we create a reconditioning ecosystem in the lighting industry? Here David Clements, managing director of the UK’s biggest lighting remanufacturer, FUTUREdesigns, shares some of his hard-won insights and experience, and unveils an innovative remanufacturing partnering service.
10:2012 luminaires from the future
Circular Lighting Report editor Ray Molony looks at a dozen exemplars of low impact lighting which challenge the current take-make-waste norms of luminaire manufacturing and point to an alternative sustainable future. These inspiring developments in materials, modularity, upgradability, replaceability, demountability, and reuse point to a future where the lighting industry addresses its responsibilities towards the planet and its climate. They point to an exciting future where luminaires are made from sustainable materials to innovative designs that take into account their environmental impact.
10:40Q & A
10:50Coffee, networking and exhibition | Osler Room
11:20How to gather environmental data
With customers asking for different flavours of environmental information such as product declarations (EPDs) and life cycle assessment (LCAs), what’s the best strategy to compile this information, comply with client requirements and minimise administrative costs? Tim Bowes, Head of Lighting Application at Whitecroft Lighting, explores the best strategies.
11:40How to recycle your plastics
Recycled plastics are typically much more sustainable than compostable versions like PLA. Electrical retailer AO World, one of the UK’s biggest recyclers of domestic appliances, has recently started producing recycled plastic, and is using it in a variety of products. Here Robert Sant, the company’s Group Recycling Director, explains the process.
12:00Q & A
12.15Dragons’ Den: Innovations in circularity
Innovators pitch sustainability business models, materials and initiatives to our panel of seasoned lighting experts and manufacturers.
Presenting to the dragons we have: Joe Soler, & Shaun Horsfield from Bell Lighting | Lewis Smith of LumiAdd, & Murray Ward of Matt Black | Lukas Platt from Elkamet. Our Dragons are: Alexia Gkika, Associate Lighting Designer, Buro Happold | Sophie Parry, Head of UK Akademie, TRILUX Lighting | Michael Hadfield, Group Sales Director, The Advanced Plastics Group | Craig Stead, Director of Business Development at Clevertronics UK & ICEL Council member | Dave Barnwell, Managing Director at Holophane.
13:00Lunch & Exhibition | Osler Room

DESIGNERS’ TRACK | Council Chamber

09:00Welcome and chair: Leela Shanker, lighting designer at Borealis Lighting Studio, founder of the Flint Collective NYC and founder of IALD LCA Incubator
09:05Lighting metrics for designers
What are the key sustainability metrics and standards for lighting designers? Here Kristina Allison, senior lighting designer at Atkins Global, takes us through the measures you need to know about including the new lighting version of TM65 and the circularity measure TM66. 
09:25A Life Cycle Assessment for designers by designers
The International Association of Lighting Designers and the Green Light Alliance, supported by Parsons School of Design, have teamed up in the Life Cycle Assessment Incubator, an international initiative to develop life cycle assessment for the specification of luminaires. It will eventually produce industry-average Environmental Product Declarations for five common architectural luminaires – downlights, linears, recessed modulars, cylinders and pedestrian post tops – that will be eligible for Breeam and LEED credits .Here Leela Shanker, Lighting Designer at Borealis Lighting Studio, walks us through the progress so far. 
09:45Keynote: Circular Design – The challenges
Benz Roos, associate partner at Speirs Major, will explore the challenges to the design profession in adapting circular design, with reference to projects such as the re-lighting of the Dom Tower in Utrecht (In Lumine Tuo). He’ll discuss the sometimes difficult choices that need to be made and examine the impact that detailing and installation methods can have, and how we need to focus on design rather than products. He’ll also touch on the potential for AI in this area.
10:05Case Study: Holburne Museum, Bath 
This project saw the reuse and upgrading of over 300 projector lights. The original halogen based lighting was based on MR7 spotlights. Colour point stability through dimming with the new LED light sources allows the same light level to be used without significant shifts in the colour of the light. The remanufactured lights were assessed to Cibse’s TM65 and found to have an embodied carbon of 11.7 KgCO2e. Ali Kay, head of development at Stoane Lighting, walks us through the project.
10:40Coffee, networking and exhibition | Osler Room
11:10Case study: Entopia Building, Cambridge
Some 350 luminaires removed from a London office fit-out were reused in this exemplar sustainable building for Cambridge University. BDP upgraded and reused the lights in the transformation of a 1930s telephone exchange into the £12 million Entopia Building, a new headquarters for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership. Here Colin Ball, lighting director at BDP, walk us through the project to show how this relates to restoration works of many different project types.
11:35Balancing creativity with specification targets
How can lighting design practices balance a commitment to environmental excellence with creative freedom? Do targets inhibit creativity? Here Gary Thornton, associate designer with Nulty+, a practice which pioneered a TM66 target in its specifications, discusses the challenges.
12:15Designer track ends – and moves to Mainstage for the Dragons’ Den session
13:00Lunch and exhibition | Osler Room

MAINSTAGE TRACK | All delegates | Wolfson Theatre

14:00TM66: The important changes in the next version
TM66, the standard for measuring the circular economy impact of a luminaire, has been in beta development for some time. This autumn, another version will be published, based on feedback from the industry. Here Bob Bohannon, head of policy and sustainability at the Lighting Industry Association and co-author of TM66, takes us through the main changes and looks at the accreditation landscape.
14:20A creative solution to Cat A fit-outs and luminaire take back
Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, explores creative solutions to the issue of waste from Cat A commercial office fit-outs and issue of. How can luminaires be reused and reconfigured to deliver an outstanding and engaging lit environment?
14:55Recolight Reuse Hub: Closing the loop on used luminaires
Francesca Cameron, project manager at Recolight, unveils an innovative initiative from the organisation which will help close the loop on used luminaires and give remanufacturers a reliable source of products.
15:10Q & A
15:20Coffee, networking and exhibition | Osler Room
15:50Case study: Dublin Port Tunnel
Signify’s ‘Remanufacture, Repurpose, Recycle’ sustainability strategy takes a multilevel approach to minimising the environmental impact of lighting products. Remanufacturing is a growing element. Here, Seán Campbell, Key Account Manager, Signify Ireland, explores a major reconditioning project at Dublin Port Tunnel, which saw the reuse of all 1,800 Signify lights in a major upgrade of the lighting.
16:05Case Study: Rolls Royce
In this project Fiona Worrall, sustainability business partner at Rolls Royce & Clark Morrow
End User Marketeer UK&I – Indoor Lighting at Signify
discus how Signify’s ‘Remanufacture, Repurpose, Recycle’ sustainability strategy is helping the company by remanufacturing its GentleSpace Generation 2 High bay luminaires that have been in operation for over 10 years, and how this is contributing to Rolls Royce’s carbon reduction and sustainability targets.
16:25Case Study: The Building Crafts College, London
Office lights removed from a Cat A fit-out in the City of London have been reused in a training college in the east of the city. Office design and fit-out firm Morgan Lovell and Silent Design saved 300 linear metres of luminaires which were then upgraded, tested, warrantied and reused in the Building Crafts College. Here John Bowden, principal of Silent Design, walks us through the ambitious reuse project and Cliffe Tribe, UK specification manager at Casambi Technologies, explores how the controls system was integrated and how wireless is a natural fit for remanufacturing projects.
16:50PANEL DISCUSSION: Connecting the dots
Manufacturers feel that specifiers are demanding ever more diverse, onerous and expensive environmental data. Lighting designers feel that manufacturers are slow to comply with requests for information. How can the supply chain work better together? On the panel: Simon Fisher of The Regen Initiative, Nigel Harvey of Recolight, Leela Shankar,  lighting designer with Borealis Lighting Studio of BR+A | Marci Song, director of Seam Design | Tom Ruddell, Remanufacture Engineer at EGG lighting
17:25DRINKS RECEPTION | Osler Room
18:30Event closes

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