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Product Monday: Superdupertube Hemp Luminaire


Superdupertube is a linear LED luminaire with a housing made of hemp, considered a highly sustainable fiber. The product is a collaboration between a Swedish lighting manufacturer named ateljé Lyktan, and the product design firm Snøhetta.

Hemp ended up being selected because of its durable fibers and minimal environmental impact, reducing CO2emissions by over 50% compared to traditional aluminum luminaires. One innovation is utilizing a material based on hemp, extruded in an existing extrusion process. Strong hemp fibers are combined with PLA (polylactic acid) material derived from sugarcane starch for desired material performance. The product’s color has natural variations based on the different hemp crops utilized. Superdupertubes are available in two color temperatures: 4000K (tuned to 3800K ambient light) and 3000K (tuned to 2800K ambient light).

More information is available here.





All Images: Jonas Lindstrom / atelje Lyktan


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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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