Take, make, waste — this has been the traditional production model for decades. Over time, we've learned that this linear economy has some deep and inherent flaws.
• Ease of upgradeability: After installation, the luminaire features high efficiency of up to 140 lm/W and an average life cycle of 100,000 hours, and can deliver energy cost savings of up to 60 percent. In addition, the luminaire can be upgraded to lighting systems such as Philips GreenParking at any time after installation and users can benefit from even more savings both in terms of efficiency and operational expenditure due to the luminaire’s integrated intelligence.
• Ease of maintenance: The modular components are effortless to service and maintain. To start with, these products have a 50 percent lower failure rate of less than 0.5 percent at 5,000 hours, and a lifetime that's 30 percent longer than a standard lighting fixture. The luminaire can function in the most demanding of environments, from cold storage facilities to car washes.
• Modular design and ease of disassembly: Standardized modular components are also easy to disassemble and reuse as needed. In five steps or less, our fixture can be dismantled without the risk of damage to individual parts.
• Easy recycling: Once dismantled, the circular-economy-ready products and components can be fed into separate waste streams. The lack of potted drivers, glued connections and interlocks, which can be difficult to disconnect, allows for easy recycling, which means that materials can be reused almost in full.
The circular economy doesn't just drive innovation and make better use of resources, but its implications in the lighting industry also enable businesses to make better use of their lighting installation and benefit from continuous upgrades over time. It's also important to note that only by partnering with a company that provides truly circular-economy-ready fixtures, and handles the repurposing at the end of contract, can you take part in a production model that's built to benefit both businesses and our modern world.
Visit our website for more information about circular lighting, and take a closer look at how it's reshaping the way we do business. You can also check out our first circular-economy-ready luminaire, the Pacific LED gen4.