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Circular Lighting Live 2023 | Thursday 21 September 2023, London


The first ever Circular Lighting Live conference and exhibition in 2022 was a sell out success. It is back for 2023 with capacity increased by 30% and more exhibitors.

Established by Ray Molony, and Recolight, and supported by the ILP, the LIA,  the Green Light Alliance, and others, the event is a vital step on our industry’s journey to a low carbon, circular economy.

The event brings together the leading experts, specifiers, and policy makers to share their insights into forthcoming standards and legislation, emerging technologies and new business models.

Aimed at manufacturers, suppliers, end users, and specifiers, the event gives delegates vital insights that will drive their businesses forward and ensure they stay at the forefront of the sustainable lighting revolution.



Programme design

Delegate feedback from Circular Lighting Live 22 told us what you wanted to hear;  the sustainability challenges manufacturers, specifiers and end users are facing, and the topics they need to understand. Ray Molony and the Recolight event team have used this to tailor a programme for the evolving needs of lighting industry.

Specifiers and end users now asking for a wide range of environmental metrics, including environmental product declarations (EPDs) life cycle assessment (LCAs), embedded carbon calculations, and circularity assessments.  Delegates to the conference will learn the best strategy to minimise administrative and third party costs while maximising opportunities in the market.

Programme Highlights

How to prepare for an ‘avalanche’ of green regs: Maurice Maes, head of standards and regulations at Signify in Holland, and President of Lighting Europe, gives an essential update on the regs and how they will affect us all.

How to navigate the environmental data jungle: EPDs and LCAs, what’s the best strategy to minimise costs while maximising opportunities in the market? Simon Fisher, founder of F-Mark and Recolight workshop host, explores the best strategies.

Dragons’ Den: Innovations in circularity: Innovators pitch sustainability business models, materials and initiatives to our panel of seasoned lighting experts and manufacturers.

TM66: The important changes in the next version: Bob Bohannon, head of policy and sustainability at the LIA takes us through the changes.

Balancing creativity with specification targets : Gary Thornton, associate designer with Nulty+, a practice which pioneered a TM66 target in its specifications, discusses the challenges.

A creative solution to Cat A fit-outs and luminaire take back: Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, explores solutions to waste from Cat A commercial office fit-outs.

Circular Place: Closing the loop on used luminaires: Francesca Cameron, collections development coordinator of 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.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Connecting the dots: Manufacturers feel that specifiers are demanding 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?

Case studies

Entopia Building, Cambridge: Colin Ball, lighting director at BDP, and Jono Redden, senior lighting designer at BDP, walk us through the project to show how this relates to restoration works of many different project types.

Rolls Royce: Fiona Worrall, of Rolls Royce discusses how Signify’s sustainability strategy is helping the company by remanufacturing its Generation 2 High Bay luminaires.

Dublin Port Tunnel: which saw the reuse of all 1,800 Signify lights in a major upgrade of the lighting.

The Building Crafts College, London: Office lights removed from a Cat A fit-out been reused in a training college. John Bowden, principal of Silent Design, and Cliffe Tribe, UK specification manager at Casambi Technologies, walk us through the ambitious reuse project.

Exhibition: Innovations in circular lighting

An exhibition hall will feature innovations in circular lighting from major brands:

Platinum sponsor:

  • Signify

Gold sponsors:

  • ASD Lighting PLC
  • BELL Lighting
  • Casambi
  • Commercial Lighting Systems
  • EGG Lighting
  • Feilo Sylvania UK Ltd
  • FutureDesigns
  • Glamox Luxonic,
  • Helvar
  • Holophane Europe Ltd
  • Llumarlite Lighting Solutions
  • The Regen Initiative,
  • Silent Design
  • Smart Systems UK
  • Synergy Creativ
  • Trilux
  • TRT Lighting
  • Urbis Schreder

With support from silver sponsor, Applelec.

What they said last year

“An incredible insight into the drive and passion in the lighting specifier community for innovation and creativity in the workspace without compromise to the well being of our people and our planets future.”
Mark Bonner, Data Centre and Specification, Signify UK

“This was one of the best conferences in lighting I have been to. The quality of all speakers and the content they delivered was very high.”
Michael Gorman, Director, EPME LTD

“I left Circular Lighting Live energised, excited and with a head full of ideas…can’t wait for next year!”    
Tom Ruddell, Lead Remanufacture Engineer, EGG Lighting

For further information, and to book your place go to www.Circularlighting.live

A limited number of free spaces is available for lighting designers, and there are discounts for Recolight WEEE scheme producer members.


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