In the early 1970s we were pioneers with Fabian, a luminaire made entirely of plastic. But times are changing, and materials and approaches that once felt right and proper, require a fresh look. By replacing the materials in the luminaire body with renewable resources in our best-selling product Multilume, we reduce climate impact from the luminaire body by 81%. We hope that this choice can lead to a positive difference for the environment and a new approach to the flow of resources and products in the manufacturing industry.
We invest in the sun.
We have started our journey towards a more sustainable production facility by installing solar panels on the roof of our factory in Habo. The panels generate about 140,000 kWh of electricity per year, corresponding to the annual electricity consumption of 30 average apartments. Our employees can charge their charging hybrids and electric cars during the working day via charging posts.
Energy efficiency and CLO.
The luminous flux from LEDs degrades over time. The majority of our luminaires are therefore equipped with constant light output (CLO) with a light-depreciation value of L100, meaning that the luminaire maintains its light output for a much longer period of time. This in turn optimises the performance of the entire installation, with less over-illumination leading to a lower installed output and, in some cases, even fewer luminaires. Fagerhult’s L100 CLO luminaires maintain the same light level after 50,000 hours burn time as they had when they were first switched on.
Internal Testing + External Testing = High Quality.
Our products are tested under real-world conditions so that our customers can rest assured they are of the highest quality. Since 1993, our in-house laboratory TeknikCentrum has had Supervised Manufacturers Testing Authorisation (SMTA) from certification body ETL Semko, meaning that we are permitted to conduct all necessary testing for both the S Mark and ENEC Mark for compliance with European standards. Our test equipment, quality management system and staff competence have all been inspected and approved. Those luminaires that we are unable to test ourselves are sent for external testing in order to guarantee that they maintain the high levels of quality that we demand of them.
Responsible aluminium profiles.
We use aluminium profiles in many of our products, due to their good properties and the weight of the material. But aluminium is also a material that requires huge amounts of energy in production, which is costly for our planet and can cause high CO2 emissions during extraction. As of 2022, Fagerhult only uses aluminium profiles that are certified, with requirements for origin labelling of the material, where the energy in production comes only from renewable sources. This change reduces CO2 impact from production of aluminium billets by 40% compared to the European average, and has 78% lower climate impact compared to the global average for aluminium billets.
A product’s life cycle.
A life cycle assessment (LCA) is a thorough analysis of how different products, or services, affect the environment. In the analysis, the effects of the product are summarised in everything from manufacturing to waste management. Read more here about how we work with life cycle assessments, our results and gained insights.
What do our products contain?
For all luminaires, there is a material declaration that shows the types of materials included in the product. Some products also have a third-party, audited environmental product declaration (EPD), an internationally standardised document informing about a product’s potential environmental and human health impact. The goal is for all of Fagerhult's newly developed luminaires to have an environmental product declaration. You will find the EPDs that are currently available under Downloads or on the respective product pages.
The light is on, but no one is home.
There is nothing more unnecessary than a luminaire burning when no one is home. This is why all of our luminaires have the option of lighting control via motion detection or pre-programmed lighting solutions, all to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and conserve the Earth’s resources. Naturally, you also have the option of remote control using a mobile app or a desktop portal if you forgot to turn off the lights when leaving home, which also saves unnecessary trips.
Human centric lighting (HCL)
One of the most important aspects of sustainability, and one that we sometimes fail to address, is the wellbeing that lighting creates for people. All of our products are created for one purpose – to contribute to a better work environment and outdoor environment. Our aim is to ensure that the public spaces that our products illuminate are made more usable as a result of good lighting. This is entirely in line with our founder’s original concept; to make people’s everyday lives easier by providing light that responds to their needs.
Double Dynamic Lighting (DDL)
Notor 65 Dynamic is a new light design concept for dynamic indoor lighting, designed to enhance indoor environments and increase the mental well-being of those in these environments. It is a part of a holistic and sustainable approach to lighting, with an emphasis on balance and health. For us, sustainability and health are about long-term and proactive initiatives.
For a brighter future.
Through the Bright Future organisation, Fagerhult contributes to a brighter future by distributing environmentally friendly, healthy lighting to the disadvantaged in Africa. The project promotes female entrepreneurship, increases incomes in local communities and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Annual carbon dioxide emissions from the use of kerosene lamps in southern Africa alone are greater than Spain’s total annual CO2 emissions.