Integrated approach for sustainable lighting product development

Xu, X., 2019. Integrated approach for sustainable lighting product development. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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The research presented in this thesis aims to contribute to the body of knowledge and state of the art in the area of eco-lighting products by: 1) development of an integrated approach for sustainable lighting product by integrating various tools and methods through the product development process, including product design specification, conceptual design, detail design, prototyping and test, and manufacture. 2) Development of a web-based toolbox to support product designers to develop (design, test, manufacture) lighting products with low environmental impact. 3) utilisation of the integrated approach and the toolbox, a novel eco-lighting product is developed.

This study has been conducted in a real industrial context with lighting product manufacturer and other organizations involved with the lighting product life cycle, and the following main methods and techniques have been applied to collect and analyse the data, and to develop the product. A dedicated environmental and social LCA on the domestic lighting product has been conducted by using a professional LCA software. The LCI datasets are provided by its manufacturer, a Spain based company, and also fulfilled by applying ecoinvent database. The analytical results of these studies present an in-depth modelling and analysis on the table lamp product lifecycle with the aid of real manufacturing data.

This research contributes to the state of the art of eco-lighting products with the development of a novel eco-lighting product, and provide a new integrative approach to design, test, manufacture and commercialize eco-lighting products, in order to contribute to the body of knowledge in the area of approaches/methods to develop and commercialize eco-lighting products.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Xu, X.
Date: August 2019
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Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Jul 2021 09:19
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 09:23

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