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Firestay Sustainable Geo by Bell

The Firestay Sustainable Geo fire-rated downlight has won a Build Back Better GREEN Award in the 2023 lighting category.

The Firestay Sustainable Geo® modular downlight has a housing which is designed to remain in the ceiling for life, as any replacement of the light engine doesn’t require removal of the housing.

The Geo-Mod® light engine enables the user to replace the CCT LED unit at the end of product life, with the module designed to be returned to a local Bell Lighting collection hub such as an electrical wholesaler. 

Bell says that in turn, 90 per cent of all material returned will be re-used and re-manufactured. 

There are six bezel options – white, satin, brass, antique brass and matt black – and four colour temperatures. The packaging is manufactured from 100 per cent recycled material.

The measures mean that the patented Geo has achieved an ‘excellent’ TM66 rating for its circularity.

There’s a seven year warranty, a lumen maintenance ratio of 80 and an IP ratings of IP65. It’s also certified fire-rated for I-joists. 

Downlights are a huge category in the lighting industry. AMA Research estimates that 20 million downlight units are released into the UK Lighting market every year, with only 25 per cent of the material used currently recycled.

Bell Lighting is rated gold with EcoVadis, placing it in the top 5 per cent of companies in the industry. The company says its future ambition is to a achieve carbon neutral status by reducing carbon wherever possible, and utilising carbon offsetting projects.

By the end of this year, it aims to move to sustainable packaging, implement paper-free processes throughout the business. The company is also targeting ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification and a move to all electric company cars, amongst other directives.