Sustainable Illumination: Clear Coil Collection from LightArt

Lighting company LightArt has introduced its Clear Coil Collection. The collection uses molecular recycling technology to upcycle discarded materials like clothing and carpet fibers, dense plastic containers and packaging into optically clear, 3D-printed light fixtures. The collection adds six new pendant shapes to the company’s Coil family.

The molecular recycling process behind the Clear Coil Collection breaks plastics down into molecular components that are used to create new materials. Compared to the traditional mechanical recycling process, which is limited to specific sources of plastic waste that can be recycled a finite number of times, molecular recycling can break down a broader range of waste an infinite number of times. By integrating this technology into their manufacturing process, LightArt can increase the recycled content used in their materials without compromising aesthetic value or quality. As a result, the company reduces waste destined for landfills while decreasing the production of more plastics from newly extracted fossil fuels.

Dubbed the M series—for molecular—the collection’s six pendant shapes range from geometric to organic in form. The M1, M2 and M3 pendants take cues from the small form factors of the original Coil Collection, emphasizing angles and shapes that enhance the material's clarity and internal light refraction.

The M4, M5 and M6 pendants are available in two sizes. The M4's cylindrical shape evokes the classic appeal of a ceramic bottle, while six faceted sides create the M5’s hexagonal shape. Inspired by the contoured forms found in nature, like raindrops and beehives, the M6 has an organic, elongated silhouette. 

To coincide with the launch of this new collection, LightArt has launched a Coil Collection take-back program, encouraging customers to return their Coil fixtures at the end of their lifecycles so LightArt can repurpose them. The company will supply packaging and cover shipping costs to reduce participation barriers.