Philips installs, maintains and manages the lighting throughout its lifecycle and customers do not need to invest in new hardware upfront
Philips Lighting has introduced its first circular lighting ready luminaire, taking another step towards the circular economy. The Pacific LED is available as a series of products under its circular lighting service model.
The company claims it was the first to adopt an end-to-end circular lighting service model based on circular economy principles for lighting including end-of-contract management.
As part of the service model, Philips Lighting installs, maintains and manages the lighting throughout its lifecycle making it possible for commercial customers to purchase light as a service rather than invest in new hardware upfront.
According to Philips its’ Pacific LED is designed to use natural resources in a more effective way, building in traceability, serviceability, recycling, upgrade options as well as parts harvesting.
“In the future, tracking and managing a luminaire’s entire lifecycle and ensuring we get the most value and use out of an asset over the course of its lifetime will bring both business and environmental benefits,” said Anton Brummelhuis, senior director, sustainability, Philips Lighting.
“Our circular lighting service model builds on the trends of managed services that support the emerging sharing economy which already offers easy access to rooms, music, movies and cars. We can now ensure that our customers get the right light for their needs, light that is simple, cost-effective and meets the highest environmental principles,” he added.
The modular assembly and design of the Pacific luminaire provides the benefits of easy maintenance, easy upgrades, traceability and disassembly. This optimises the performance of the luminaire throughout and after its lifetime and means it can be reused and eventually recycled, said Philips.
By opting for circular lighting, customers can obtain future-proofed sustainable light without the normal investment costs and able to upgrade to the very latest LED lighting technology with better optical performance, longer life and energy savings up to 80 per cent compared to conventional lighting.
During the contract period, Philips said it guarantees and closes the materials loop according to resource efficient and regenerative circular economy principles.
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