London, United Kingdom
Oplight, designed by Jasper Morrison for Flos is an all-new lighting product, highly efficient as its LED source emits a large amount of light compared to the power it consumes, with a lifetime of more than 50,000 hours.
Oplight’s project recently won a 2022 Green Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Through this project, Flos shows that technologically advanced products can be made with respect for the environment.
Although the thicknesses are minimal, no glue is used to assemble the different parts.
Therefore, they can be separated, replaced individually, and recycled separately depending on the material.
The shell is made of die-cast aluminum, a lightweight, long-lasting material that is easy to recycle.
The color consists of powder coating, which does not require solvents in the painting process because even the production methods are considered in the overall environmental impact.
The LED source within Oplight is highly efficient—it emits a large amount of light compared to the power consumed, with a lifetime of more than 50,000 hours.
If it’s ever needed, the LED card can be replaced without having to discard the rest of the lamp, with significant savings in terms of resources.
This is possible because the LED card is not glued to the heat sink as usual, and its replacement does not require sophisticated equipment.
Rather, it can be done by a regular electrician without bringing the lamp to the shop for upgrading.
The diffusor, a transparent cover that also acts as a lens, is made of injection-molded polycarbonate.
Due to its flexibility, it snaps on, so it can be removed to access the LED source and installed again without compromising the elasticity.
If it should break, it can be recycled and replaced.
For all these reasons, Oplight is a future-proof lamp destined to last a long time, and in the end, nothing is wasted.
“I like the idea that you could use the smaller Oplight in an old country cottage and the larger one in a high-ceilinged apartment or house as well as in the corridor of an office. I think it will contribute well to the atmosphere of a wide range of spaces and situations,” claims Jasper Morrison, the designer of Oplight.
Designers: Jasper Morrison
Manufacturers: Flos SpA