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    Circular economy with circular lighting

    Driving sustainability from take-make-waste to use-reuse-regenerate

     

    To keep going, the take-make-waste economy will need to consume the resources of three planet earths by 2050. Not only that, but half of all greenhouse gas emissions and more than 90% of biodiversity loss come from making and using new materials. That’s why the switch to a circular use-reuse-regenerate economy is so important to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable future.

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    What Signify's Green Switch can do


    With circular LED and connected lighting in businesses, cities, and homes, Europe can achieve massive electricity savings—potentially even eliminating the need to build new power stations.

    Our 3D-printed luminaires have a 47% lower carbon footprint than traditional metal luminaires and can be returned at end of life to be recycled and then reprinted. Our Light-as-a-Service options—where customers pay only for the light they use while we manage, reuse, and recycle luminaires—promotes sustainability along the entire lighting lifecycle. And our Circular Lighting approach reduces maintenance costs by 60% with zero waste to landfill.
    • Circularity – Lighting solutions that preserve value and avoid waste

      Circularity – Lighting solutions that preserve value and avoid waste

      Our circular model is about reducing waste and increasing flexibility, aligning the goals of our customers, the growth of our business, and the future resources of our planet.

    • The next big thing in lighting – a Signify story

      The next big thing in lighting – a Signify story

      Coen Liedenbaum explains how Signify disrupts the lighting industry through two big waves of innovation: LED and 3D printing.

    • Sustainability now!

      Sustainability now!

      With Industry 4.0, “circular manufacturing" will displace linear manufacturing models, making our relationship with the environment more harmonious and less exploitative.

    • Signify takes circularity to the streets

      Signify takes circularity to the streets

      We’re launching two street luminaires that meet the requirements of a circular economy, are easy to install and maintain and can be connected to City Management Systems such as Interact City. Signify is developing products, systems and services for a circular economy to meet the increasing demand for sustainable technologies.

    • Join the circle, break the cycle

      Join the circle, break the cycle

      Signify CEO Eric Rondolat advocates for a circular economic model that can help eliminate waste, grow the GDP and be part of effective lighting solutions.

    • Smart cities need multiple solutions

      Smart cities need multiple solutions

      If you feel overwhelmed by smart city complexities, there’s good news: integrating different technologies can deliver multiple benefits, many of which are achievable no other way.

    • Signify launches tailor-made 3D printed professional luminaires for a circular economy and announces major win with Marks and Spencer

      Signify launches tailor-made 3D printed professional luminaires for a circular economy and announces major win with Marks and Spencer

      Signify today unveiled its Dutch facilities to 3D print light shades and fittings and plans to establish 3D printing factories in the US, India and Indonesia.

    • Driving sustainability breakthroughs with the IoT

      Driving sustainability breakthroughs with the IoT

      Since sustainability is a system design issue, how can IoT systems help create the necessary conditions for making fundamental changes in how we consume and structure our economic life?

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    • Clean mobility

      Clean mobility

      Charge stations built into digital streetlights support the Green Deal’s goal of a million EV charging points in Europe by 2025. Savings from energy-efficiency renovations and LED and solar street lighting can power tens of thousands of EVs without extra power generation.

    • Biodiversity

      Biodiversity

      A farm-to-fork approach helps to preserve the world’s food supply. LED grow lights boost crop quality and yield with up to half the energy consumption. Lighting designed for vertical farming near cities reduces the carbon and water use, and reduces food miles, while aquaculture lighting increases yield, improves feed conversion and improves animal welfare.

    • Renovation wave

      Renovation wave

      With energy savings of up to 80% and the potential to save 100 megatons of GHG emissions per year, LED and connected lighting is a quick and easy win for sustainable renovation, smart cities, and building the digital infrastructure that a carbon-neutral economy requires.