Luxo & The Environment

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Our luminaires are designed to last a long time and therefore require energy-efficient solutions. Luxo, as part of the Glamox Group, contributes to the improvement of the environment by delivering good products that save energy for the end user.

As much as 90 percent of a luminaire’s impact on the environment derives from the energy consumed, whereas production, transport and recovery account for a mere 10 percent. That is why we are determined to be a forerunner in the development of the best solutions: Better lightsources, efficient reflectors, new optics and modern control systems make for good luminaires that save energy when the products are in use.

Environmental Policy

Our goal is to produce energy-efficient products using energy-efficient lightsources, manufactured through energy-efficient and environmental-friendly processes. Several of our production units hold the ISO 14001 environmental approval. Our environmental routines are integrated in our quality systems.

The most important environmental aspects of our operations are:

  • Energy consumption related to the end user’s use of our luminaires
  • Product lifetime, choice of materials and recyclability of products
  • Consumption of energy and materials in product manufacture
  • Transport of raw materials, semi-finished goods and finished products
  • Waste from operations

Statutory Requirements

Luxo satisfies the RoHS Directive (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) which aims to restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. We do so through careful choice of electric components and suppliers.

Our products satisfy the WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) which requires products to be developed and designed to facilitate materials or energy recovery.

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Product Certifications

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Official approvals provide security for our customers, and prove that our lighting systems are first class.

They are also a recognition of the fact that we are never satisfied with what we have achieved so far, but seek perfection in the performance of our products.

Special lighting leads to enhanced durability and stability of the materials and electronic gears in use which leads to special demands and requirements. Standards and rules issued by international authorities cover these extended requirements in design and functionality, and outline the most sophisticated design process that often results in a complex type approval procedure.

UL/cUL Mark

The UL/cUL mark designates our products as having met the requirements outlined by the National Electric code. Such products bearing the mark have been tested and approved by the Underwriters Laboratory and Underwriters Laboratory of Canada.

CE and ENEC Marks

Each luminaire that leaves our production includes the CE mark. The CE mark indicates that the manufacturer guarantees that the relevant requirements for health and safety expected of the product are fulfilled. Furthermore, all major luminaire series from Luxo, have ENEC certification. ENEC certification is a common certification agreement for lighting equipment, that is accepted in the whole CEN area.

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Our Testing Facilities

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Modern testing facilities

As a result of the high demands placed on the quality and durability of its products, the Glamox Group operates modern assessment and testing laboratories in Norway and Germany for the simulation of a wide variety of environmental conditions.

Environmental test centers in Bremen, Germany and Molde, Norway

These institutes have earned an excellent reputation in the lighting industry, and possess licenses from institutions such as the European Norms Electrical Certification (ENEC), the BSH Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL).

Third party testing

Given their significance and reliable simulation and testing methods, our laboratories are also used by external firms and organizations. The test reports of our laboratories are accepted e.g. by Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Lloyd’s Register (LR), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Bureau Veritas (BV), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and many more.

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Our Quality Systems

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Luxo’s quality policy is laid down in the primary control documents of the Glamox Control System, in compliance with the ISO 9001 quality standard.

Most of our production units and testing facilities have certified quality systems according to ISO 9001. Our quality policy includes all of the following important aspects of our activities:

  • Quality in product development and construction
  • Quality in the selection of suppliers and components
  • Quality in manufacturing
  • Quality in testing and certification
  • Quality in logistics and product shipment
  • Quality in customer care and complaints handling

Environmental policy

The Glamox Group also has an environmental policy, and several of our production units hold the ISO 14001 environmental approval.

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