Today it is no longer "hip" to be green. Indeed, it is a "must". a·light purposefully strives to integrate this way of thinking into our everyday practices. While the creation of superior, energy-efficient luminaires is our specialty, it is not enough to simply produce "green" products. One must look within, as well as without…
60% Recycled Aluminum: The majority of our luminaires are produced using housings made of aluminum extrusion containing 60% recycled aluminum. Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy required to produce virgin material. Aluminum can be recycled and reused over and over without losing any of its characteristic attributes, so there is no quality degradation in using recycled aluminum.
Scrap Metal & Cardboard: a·light recycles 100% of all scrap metal, cardboard and packaging paper waste.
Consumer Goods: a·light also recycles all soda cans, plastic bottles, ink cartridges and shreds all obsolete paperwork on a daily basis.
Our products are designed for LED and T5 fluorescent sources; subsequently our luminaires are very compact. The use of one of our standard luminaires equates to 89% less shipping volume, 72% less shipping weight and 65% less packaging required, than a standard 2ft x4ft troffer - and with less wattage and better lighting characteristics.
Our highly impact-resistant cardboard packaging is made of an average of 20-30% recycled fiber content. Rather than box each individual fixture, we utilize a unique method of foam inserts to hold multiple fixtures in one box, reducing the box surface area and therefore cardboard by as much as 34%. This reduces on-site material waste as well as cleanup effort. Our foam inserts are made of 100% post-industrial recycled polyethylene and can also be recycled.
We package all our products in the most efficient way possible, pre-planning truck space & pallet dimensions required for specific jobs to maximize each load. Partial shipments are only done upon request to reduce fuel consumption and minimize truck traffic.
Many of our most important suppliers are within a 90 mile radius. We strive to use local businesses in everything we purchase; from extrusions, powdercoat appliers, lens & sensor manufacturers to packaging and even marketing materials, right down to our Callaway promotional golf balls!
LEED points are awarded for energy reduction. a·light designs specifically toward LEED goals of reduced watts per square foot. The utilization of T5 fluorescent and LED lamping in all fixtures is standard. Refined, effective optical platforms designed around these sources significantly contributes to LEED point acquisition.
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