Technical Memorandum 66 (TM66) is a new framework for sustainable lighting published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) in 2022. TM66 provides a comprehensive overview of the circular economy and its application to lighting, and it sets out a framework for action and assessment for all within the lighting industry to help create a circular economy in lighting.
For LightRevive and RICOMAN Lighting, TM66 provides a valuable resource for understanding the circular economy and its application to lighting. TM66 can help us to design, manufacture, and market our products in a more sustainable way, and it can also help us to communicate the sustainability of our products to our customers.
Here are some of the ways that TM66 can be applied to LightRevive and RICOMAN Lighting specs:
- Design for circularity: TM66 provides guidance on how to design lighting products that can be reused, remanufactured, or recycled at the end of their useful life. This can be done by using recyclable materials, designing products that are easy to disassemble, and making products that are compatible with other products.
- Remanufacturing: TM66 provides guidance on how to remanufacture lighting products to extend their lifespan. This can be done by repairing, replacing, or upgrading worn or damaged parts. Remanufacturing can save energy and resources, and it can also help to reduce waste.
- Recycling: TM66 provides guidance on how to recycle lighting products to recover materials and energy. This can be done by breaking down the products into their component materials, which can then be reused or recycled. Recycling can help to reduce the environmental impact of our products, and it can also help to create jobs.
- End-of-life management: TM66 provides guidance on how to manage the end-of-life of lighting products in a responsible way. This can be done by collecting and recycling used products, or by donating them to charity. By managing the end-of-life of our products, we can help to reduce waste and protect the environment.
By following TM66, LightRevive and RICOMAN Lighting can help to create a more sustainable lighting industry. We can reduce the environmental impact of our products, save energy, and create jobs.