Illuminated is a start up initiative with the ambition to create light sources for modular and recyclable consumer lighting. Bye Bye E27! Illuminated will during 2017 seek cooperations, venture capital and clients who want to help develop the concept.
The light bulb as we knew it is no more, since 2009 there has been a gradual phasing-out of all incandescent light within the European Union. Similar development is occurring in many countries around the globe. The replacing technology has other characteristics. The life span for example is way longer than that of the old incandescent light bulb. This makes the need of changing light bulb in a lamp somewhat obsolete. The need is instead reversed. To change lamp during the life span of a light source.
This calls for a system change where our desire for novelty does not render in electronic waste. A system where materials and parts can be separated, reused and recycled.
Target group for Illuminated is designers working with consumer lighting. It offer a platfom for design which does not require knowlege about electrisity and make it relatively simple to design luminaire solutions with circular economy principles in mind. That are recyclable and does not risk becoming electronic waste prematurely just because the user has grown tiered of the design or want a new application.
The end user get a product that can be updated as desire and need changes.
Illuminated is a startup and will during 2017 seek cooperations, venture capital and clients who want to help bring the project forward.