Circular lighting tackles the waste problem in two main ways: first, we apply dedicated designed luminaires that can be used and re-used – in other words, they have a much longer lifespan than traditional luminaires – and second, as part of our service, we take responsibility at the end of the contract for the materials. We’ll do our utmost to repurpose 100% of the collected hardware. Circular lighting is vastly more sustainable, drastically reducing what goes to landfills. However, the most optimal situation when a client’s contract term expires is to extend it for a new term. We do that by providing new functionality or upgrading the lighting system to meet the customer’s evolving needs.
It’s also an energy efficient solution because the customer can immediately benefit from the cost-savings of LED and connected systems without an upfront investment. This concept is also more efficient with materials – there’s no ripping out luminaires and putting new ones in. And yet customers can benefit from the latest innovations. You know, a lot of customers hesitate to invest in lighting because they’re also worried about how quickly the industry is innovating. But a circular lighting solutions provides future-proof lighting. Plus, at the end of the contract the hardware still has value. It depreciates far less than traditional luminaires.
Lastly, buying your lighting, and only your lighting, simplifies operations immensely for a client. A producer such as Philips Lighting takes responsibility for everything – professional services like a lighting audit, installation, spare parts management, maintaining the quality of the light, and, as I mentioned before, also managing what happens with the products at the end of the contract.