''And being online, it could easily be integrated into third-party web stores giving consumers more choice. It’s another world first in lighting and illustrates how we lead the way in serving customers all over the world with the most innovative and sustainable lighting technologies," he added.
Printing from recycled CDs
Signify has also started using polycarbonate string made from recycled material. The first product to use it is a Philips LED table lamp which uses 24 recycled CDs in its construction. Available from November 28, 2019, it costs EUR 99 and can be ordered from https://www.mycreation.lighting.philips.com. In the course of next year, Signify expects that all its 3D printed products will be available using recycled material.
“Philips and Sony introduced the CD to the world in the early 1980s. Today, we’re honoring that legacy by creating high-quality, beautiful decorative lamps by reusing this iconic technology,” added Aziz.
Today, Signify also unveiled major international expansion plans for 3D printing bespoke and tailored luminaires for professional customers. The professional products can be recycled at their end of life.
In 2018, 79% of Signify’s sales comprised sustainable revenues. The company is committed to be carbon neutral in 2020 and was recently named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third year in a row.