Low recycling awareness

Research commissioned by the Lighting Industry Federation, in partnership with recycling scheme Recolight, the Lighting Association and leading lamp producers, shows a lack of awareness amongst consumers regarding the requirement for compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to be recycled.

Of those surveyed only 18 per cent were aware that CFLs need to be recycled through specialised recycling facilities. When asked what they thought they would do when their old CFLs reached end-of-life, 69 per cent said they would throw them away in the normal household waste.

Dialight takes stake in Oz firm

LED specialist Dialight has acquired a 75 per cent stake in Lightday Investments trading as Industrial Lighting Solutions, an Australian distributor of efficient lighting products.

Saving energy

Contrac Lighting has helped reduce Stagecoach energy bills by 40 per cent thanks to the manufacture of its intelligent lighting system