Dialight Asia-Pacific Managing Director Malcolm Lee told Green Review that the use of third party certified EPDs was extremely rare in the industrial lighting market, and thus had created another key differentiator for Dialight.
Lee said: “We are seeing a shift in the market – driven by European customers – where EPDs are becoming a prerequisite for products to make specification lists. “This is common across commercial applications, and it’s only a matter of time before industry follows suit. “In the future, you will not be able to bid for a project without an EPD.”
Preparing EPDs for its product lines has made Dialight rethink every aspect of its products, from material science and supply chain to product assembly and end-of-life. Using EPD analysis for its major product lines, which involves understanding the impact of material choice, material source, and fixture weight, Dialight identified the carbon footprint of materials used in its products. This analysis is now established under Dialight’s research and development criteria and is being used to design its first net-zero industrial lighting fixture.
Dialight plc (LON:DIA) is the world leader in LED industrial lighting technology with millions of LED fixtures installed worldwide.