Gold and Green Build Back Better Awards for GRAFT luminaire Trilux Parelia
The GRAFT luminaire Parelia for TRILUX Lighting wins Gold and Green Build Back Better Awards! We are very glad to announce the recent success of our design for the Parelia luminaire in the Build Back Better Awards - a new initiative to champion building innovation, creativity, environmental leadership, and social purpose. The GOLD award is reserved for products that exhibit true innovation and unique points of difference. In this round, just five Build Back Better GREEN ratings were awarded, and TRILUX is proud to be among them!
"A luminaire’s body is currently constructed from plastic or precious raw resources, so TRILUX decided to learn from other industries and looked for more sustainable, biodegradable materials. The surprising answer came from corn: Polylactic acid (PLA) is a synthetic polymer based on lactic acid obtained from corn starch in an environmentally friendly way. The biocompatible thermoplastic is suitable for producing the luminaire body using a 3-D printing process. PLA products feature low moisture absorption and low flammability and high UV resistance, color fastness, and bending strength.
Furthermore, the real advantage of PLA compared to conventional plastics is its biodegradability. Under industrial composting conditions, the material decomposes entirely in just a few months.
With GRAFT Architects, TRILUX took its lighting system Parelia LED and constructed the body from PLA. Parelia is ideal for lighting modern offices parallel to the building axis, without reflected glare from the direct component. Thanks to its high-efficiency lighting technology and optics, it generates glare-free light with 80% indirect light. The Build Back Better Awards judges called it a big step forward in the materials and manufacturing process."
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