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Product Monday: 3D Printed Bioplastic Downlights

Product Monday: 3D Printed Bioplastic Downlights


Shoplight, a British manufacturer specializing in retail and hospitality lighting, launched a line of 3D-printed bioplastic downlights called Colt Bio. The plant-based polymer downlight housings are upgradable and achieve circular economy principles. The black, white, and grey color options are made from Greentech Pro bioplastic, while the Silk color is made from Non Oilen bioplastic. They’re food-safe, recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable to DIN EN ISO 14855.

At end of life, the downlights can be sold back to Shop Light under its buy back plan, for reconditioning. Shoplight also has a remanufacturing service for retailers and hospitality customers, dubbed Recycle. The company removes the luminaires from the store onsite and replaces them with temporary loaned replacements. It then upgrades the LED module and drivers and returns the upgraded light to the store. The luminaire has been tested and warrantied for five years.

Colt Bio downlights utilize COB LED modules that come standard with 90+ CRI in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K CCTs. Additional CCTs of 3100K, 3200K, and 3500K are available for the fashion retail industry; while 2400K is available for bakeries, 3100K for meat, and 2000K for pink meat.

They’re available up to 27W and 4,100 lumens. Die cast aluminum reflectors are offered in 20, 30, 45, and 55 degree beam angle options. Control options include on/off, DALI, and phase cut dimming, as well as 3-hour emergency versions. The downlights are IP20 and up to 153 lpW efficacy.

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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