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November 10, 2021   

5 Big Questions:  Lighting Design & Material Transparency

We catch up with Melissa Mattes of Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting to discuss the importance of material transparency for lighting products and the steps that some leading manufacturers are taking to support the initiative.


Topics we explore:

  1. What is material transparency in a lighting context and why is it important?  (0:46)

  2. Which project stakeholder (end user, architectural designers, others) seem to be driving the sustainability discussion the most?  (2:25)

  3. One of the important pieces of this movement is the Declare Label.  What are some of the major aspects of the Declare Label?  (4:12)

  4. What would you say to manufacturers that don’t have the bandwidth to evaluate their entire product lines and provide Declare Labels?  (6:38)

  5. What are some of the most supportive manufacturers citing as their reasons for supporting the initiative?  (9:42)


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Declare Label image sourced from International Living Sources Institute


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