An integrated approach for eco-design and its application in LED lighting product development

Su, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-8869, Casamayor, J.L. ORCID: 0000-0001-8497-2947 and Xu, X., 2021. An integrated approach for eco-design and its application in LED lighting product development. Sustainability, 13 (2): 488. ISSN 2071-1050

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Lighting products are essential for our modern life nowadays, but they also produce high negative impacts on the environment. Although there are tools and methods available for reducing the environmental impact of lighting products, it is a challenging task to integrate them throughout the product development process. To overcome the challenge, this research developed an approach to integrate tools/methods relevant for the eco-design through product development process to reduce the environmental impact of lighting products. Six types of methods, such module design, and 30 tools, such as lifecycle assessment software packages, are considered in the integrated approach. The product specification with eco-constrains is established for implementation at each design stage to ensure the product eco-features. The approach was applied in the development of an LED table lamp which was then assessed in comparison with a benchmark LED lamp regarding environmental lifecycle impact and lighting performance. The comparative assessment results indicate that the LED lamp developed with this approach is much better than the benchmark lamp.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sustainability
Creators: Su, D., Casamayor, J.L. and Xu, X.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: January 2021
Volume: 13
Number: 2
ISSN: 2071-1050
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 01 Mar 2021 11:57
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:02

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