Known for its use in the automotive, aerospace and architecture sectors, 3D printing is present in many areas today. And the home furnishing industry is no exception. In order to decorate our houses and maintain functional objects, additive manufacturing offers several advantages. It can help to create personalized objects that are adapted to the wishes and needs of residents, but also to produce parts sustainably. Signify, one of the world’s leading lighting companies, makes 3D printed lighting fixtures to promote the circular economy and revolutionize the lighting market. The company recently set up its own 3D printing department in its existing lighting factory in Vadodara, India.
Signify’s 3D printed lighting fixtures are suitable for everyone. Hotels, offices, stores, or even individuals, the company says its lights can be adapted to all types of locations. Sumit Joshi, Vice President and General Manager at Signify Innovations India stated, “We are proud to be the first lighting manufacturer to produce 3D printed lights in India on an industrial scale, in line with the Indian government agenda of a separate India. It also strengthens our position at the forefront of lighting and sustainable innovation. Printing lights offers a more flexible, faster and more environmentally friendly manufacturing method as we can create new designs or adapt existing designs that quickly meet customer needs without large investments and long development cycles. Customers can bring their ideas to life in days instead of months, and printing takes less energy. “
Features of Signify’s 3D printed lights
To obtain Signify’s lights, consumers can design and order them on the company’s website. Of course, thanks to additive manufacturing, they can be individually adapted. Customers can choose the texture and color for a unique, bespoke light fixture. The finish can also be chosen between opaque, metallic and translucent. Finally, according to Signify, the lights are easy to install, largely due to their low weight, which is two-thirds the weight of a conventional light fixture.
In addition, Signify aims to reduce its carbon footprint through 3D printing and the use of environmentally friendly materials. The lights are 3D printed from 100% recyclable polycarbonate and can be reused or refurbished. With this recyclable material, the company underlines the circular economy and calls on its customers to become environmentally conscious. An approach that more and more companies are sharing, especially in the area of 3D printing. In fact, Signify’s bespoke lights have a 47% lower carbon footprint compared to a traditionally built metal light, which is certainly an important consideration as many strive for more ecology. You can learn more about Signify on their website HERE.
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