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Streetlight Housings Made With Recycled & Recyclable Polymer

Streetlight Housings Made With Recycled And Recyclable Polymer


An Italian manufacturer named Lorelux, has developed durable street and area lights with housings that are both recycled and recyclable. The housings are made of a polyethylene-based polymer that can be created:

  1. As virgin material from sugar cane,
  2. From recycled industrial waste, or
  3. From recycled bottle caps.

The housings are again recyclable at the end of the luminaire’s lifetime. The housings can be created in standard as well as custom shapes, utilizing rotational molding, a manufacturing technique well suited for the production of hollow objects with constant thicknesses and without any welding seems.

The polyethylene-based polymer housings are:

  • corrosion resistant
  • impact resistant
  • no yellowing
  • no discoloration
  • no whitening from stress cracks
  • they don’t get brittle
  • maintain mechanical resistance, elasticity, and stiffness
  • and are high heat resistant.

Another benefit of the polymer housings is that they don’t block wireless communication signals from the luminaire to a wireless network. Typical metal housing luminaires require an external antenna to transmit from inside the luminaire to the network and back. Lorelux luminaires transmit from inside the luminaire to a smart city network and back without external antennas.

More information is available here.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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