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‘Luminaire of the Future’ Aims to Revolutionize the European Lighting Industry by 2020

As part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 work programme, the Repro-light project (Re-usable and re-configurable parts for sustainable LED based lighting systems) aspires to successfully initiate a transformation in the European LED lighting industry, by creating the ‘Luminaire of the Future’.

The Repro-light project will harness innovative technologies and materials to implement a never attempted before modular luminaire architecture, a smart production scheme and also the development of a reconfigurable customised LED luminaires, the ‘Luminaire of the Future’.

The LED market is currently mid-transformation, shifting its focus from energy efficiency to function values. This project is perfectly timed to capitalise and lead this transformation, as it is set to change the reputation of the LED luminaire from a disposable object, into a customisable and sustainable product, with a high function value.

Led by representatives and driving forces from the European lighting industry, as well as manufacturers, experts on lighting sustainability and the Social Sciences, the Repro-light consortium possesses the excellence and the influence to not only execute this project successfully, but also invoke a sustainable change in the European lighting industry beyond the lifetime of the project.

The consortium is made up of European leading experts including TRILUX, a driving force of the European lighting industry, manufacturers including BJB, Grado Zero Espace, and Rohner Engineering, innovative members of the lighting industry Bartenbach and Luger Research, as well as experts on lighting sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment IREC and Mondragon University who are prominent in Social Sciences.

The need for projects like Repro-light has been highlighted in several recent white papers, including “Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy” published by LightingEurope. This white paper highlights the value of a circular economy, and it is just such an economy the ‘Luminaire of the Future’ is design to be part of.

The project’s first phase is underway. This initial phase of work will focus on analysing the customer needs and technical requirements. This information is vital for the following phases and it will be finished by March 2018.

To sign up for updates on the project, and for more information about Repro-Light please visit the website www.repro-light.eu 

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