FLOS STORIES: Oplight by Jasper Morrison for our planet!

15 March 2024
FLOS STORIES: Oplight by Jasper Morrison for our planet!
How to distinguish a sustainable object from an unsustainable one? It's not always easy to tell at first glance, especially when we have a lamp with reduced size and flawless lines.

Oplight shows that technologically advanced products can be manufactured with respect for the environment. Although the thicknesses are minimal, no glue was used to assemble the different parts. They can therefore be disassembled, replaced individually and recycled separately depending on the material.

First, the shell is made from cast aluminum, which is a lightweight, durable material that is easy to recycle. The color consists of powder coating, which does not require solvents in the painting process because even the production methods are considered in the overall environmental impact.

The LED source inside Oplight is highly efficient, meaning it emits a large amount of light in relation to the power consumed, with a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours. If a fault occurs or more efficient light sources become available, the board can be replaced without having to discard the rest of the lamp, resulting in significant savings in terms of resources.

This is possible because the LED board is not glued to the heat sink as usual and its replacement does not require additional sophisticated equipment. Instead, it can be done by a regular electrician without bringing the lamp to the store for upgrading.

The diffuser, i.e. the transparent cover that doubles as a lens, is made of injection-molded polycarbonate. Due to its flexibility, it snaps into place so it can be removed to access the LED source and reinstalled without compromising elasticity. Should it break, it can obviously be reused and replaced.

For all these reasons, Oplight is a future-proof lamp that is destined to last a long time, and ultimately, nothing is wasted.

See Oplight wall lights from Flos here