Striving for Sustainability

At Valoya, we believe that every business should act sustainably, not as added value but as part of its core principles. We are committed to creating efficient, intelligently designed LED luminaires made up of high quality, durable components and in a way that places minimal stress on the environment.

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Smart Design and Responsible Manufacturing

Valoya’s products are designed to be compact thus minimalizing the amount of materials needed. Additionally, they have been designed to facilitate easy cleaning, reducing the needed amount of water and cleaning agents.

In 2018, our bestseller, the BX-Series was launched replacing its predecessor, the B-Series. By using more advanced LED chips and committing to creating a more compact design that requires less materials we have created an LED luminaire that produces the same light output with 58% less materials. Similarly, the RX-Series replaced the R-Series in 2019 and is capable of producing the same light output by using 55% less materials.

The products are manufactured in Finland, European Union (all but the L-Series which are manufactured in China). Components are sourced from various suppliers, which are carefully selected on the merit of the quality of the components they supply.

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A More Sustainable Choice Than Traditional Lighting Technologies

Fluorescent lamps last 10000-20000 hours, producing on average 1,2 µmols of light per watt. When compared with Valoya’s L-Series, commonly used as fluorescent lamp substitutes, the difference in efficiency and energy savings is obvious. L-Series LEDs last 50000 hours and produce 2,1 µmols of light per watt, or 75% more, on top of lasting 2,5-5 times longer.

An average HPS (high-pressure sodium) lamp creates an output of 1,5 µmols of light per watt of electricity while Valoya’s RX-Series, designed as an HPS replacement, produces 2,4 µmols per watt or 66% more. On top of that, a typical HPS light needs to be replaced annually (after about 2000-4000 hours) while a Valoya LED is replaced after 5-10 years (after about 50000 hours).

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Compact and 100% Recyclable Packaging

In 2018 we designed new packaging for our luminaires with the goal of using 100% recyclable materials as well as reducing the amount of packaging. For instance, when it comes to our LightDNA-8 luminaire boxes, the new packaging design is made up of 33% less material and reduces the size of the box by 45%. 

The corrugated cardboard material used is compliant with the European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste. The suppliers of the raw materials from which the cardboard is made are REACH and/or ISEGA certified.

 

The facility in which the cardboard material is made is GMP/GHP, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 certified. The cardboard is 100% recyclable.

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Product Transport

The choice of transport mode is in our customers’ hands. We advise our customers to plan their purchases well ahead so as to be able to choose one of the more environmentally friendly shipping options, such as sea freight.

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