Sustainability

Ceravision's products comply with EU directives and EC regarding the use of hazardous materials in electrical and electronic products (RoHS) and the use of materials permitted under the initiative to provide a high level of protection for human health and the environment from chemicals (REACH).

The products satisfy EC regulations 245/2009 and 347/2010 defining the eco-design requirements for tertiary sector lighting products.

Lamp design, electronic control gear, reflector design and lighting controls all contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of a lighting system. Ceravision's small source size, very high lamp lumen maintenance factors (LLMF) and luminaire light output ratios (LOR) combined with a wireless lighting control system, all provide the end user with schemes that have low environmental impact and low total cost of ownership.  

The components and processes used in Ceravision's products are selected to minimise the impact on the environment. Of the materials making a typical luminaire, more than 80% can be recycled. The product can be readily disassembled so that materials can be re-used and recycled.

Ceravision's products comply with the applicable international standards and enabling lighting schemes to be designed to satisfy the appropriate standards such as EN 12464-1 for the lighting of indoor workplaces. Our designers encourage clients to make as much use of daylight as reasonably practicable.

To comply with the WEEE directive and the UK WEEE regulations, Ceravision is registered with a producer compliance scheme.

Ceravision plays a full and active role in lighting industry bodies. The company and its staff are, for example, members of the Lighting Industry Association (UK), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the Commission Internationalé de l'Éclairage (CIE). The Company is represented on numerous worldwide technical committees where work is undertaken to define the future standards and codes of practice for the lighting industry.

Ceravision's Environmental advisor is the Hon. Sir Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future (www.forumforthefuture.org)

Ceravision's environmental policies and actions have enabled the Company to hold ISO 14001 certification since 2009.

Further Information

Future Applications

Energy efficiency is a global driver within many markets and Ceravision’s core technology has the ability to address these markets. Due to the flexible nature of the technology we are able to facilitate a variety of power levels (400 W to 5 kW) and spectra ranging from visible to UV light.

Technology

Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) light is particularly suited to medium and high power applications. The light is emitted from a very small source, which enables Ceravision to accurately focus and distribute the light. This in turn facilitates significantly greater optical performance.

Intellectual Property

Ceravision maintains an extensive Intellectual Property (“IP”) portfolio comprising Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights.

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