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DW Windsor launches Light Responsibly® Initiative to Help Combat Light Pollution, Reduce Waste and Protect Biodiversity in 2023

December 5, 2023

Leading exterior lighting solutions provider DW Windsor has unveiled its ‘Light Responsibly’ initiative to support and promote responsible lighting practices. 

Announced at the LiGHT 23 Expo in London, the new initiative aims to provide lighting specifiers with the tools and guidance needed to eliminate light pollution, conserve energy, cut waste and help protect biodiversity. It consolidates several long-standing principles the British luminaire manufacturer upholds and underlines its commitment to delivering sustainable lighting solutions. 

The initiative outlines five key areas where DW Windsor can assist lighting professionals, helping to educate key stakeholders and support considered lighting designs. It includes the adoption of precise optics and light shields, warmer color temperatures, adaptive lighting controls, highly efficient LEDs, and the embracing of circular economy principles. 

DW Windsor addresses these crucial areas through its product design, innovative technologies, advanced manufacturing processes and local supply chain. For example, several DW Windsor luminaires are now DarkSky Approved, meaning they don’t pollute the night sky. 

Lighting has a significant impact on our lives and the functions of our urban spaces. When carried out responsibly, in line with best practices, good lighting can enhance the built environment while providing social, environmental, and economic benefits.

Alan Grant, Design & Development Director, DW Windsor

Demonstrating how the initiative integrates more broadly across the industry, DW Windsor’s Light Responsibly strategy aligns with principles set out in the Responsible Outdoor Lighting at Night (ROLAN) Manifesto.

“Light is an essential part of our urban environment, whether ensuring safety and security or supporting the night-time economy. By controlling light effectively, eliminating wasted energy and ensuring light levels and colour temperatures are appropriate, we can improve the well-being of people, protect wildlife and reduce environmental impact. At DW Windsor, we are committed to tackling the challenges we currently face and helping our customers to Light Responsibly.”

Mitch Waite, Senior Product Manager, DW Windsor

To find out more about the new initiative, visit www.dwwindsor.com/light-responsibly

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