Brightgreen  has received the Sustainable Product Design Award from the United Nations Association of Australia in recognition of their environmental leadership and outstanding contribution to sustainability.

The awards were held to mark World Environment Day on 5 June and recognise excellence in sustainable innovation.

Brightgreen won the Swinburne University of Sustainable Product Design Award for the DR700 LED replacement bulb, which delivers environmental advantages such as matching the brightness of an average 50W halogen (720 lumens) on just 10.5 watts and lasting up to 70,000 hours, or 30 years with standard household use.

A single Brightgreen DR700 will save 2765 kWh of energy over the course of its life and prevent 2.6 tonnes of carbon emissions. Efficient enough to carbon neutralise after 117 hours of use, just 0.16% into its designed life, the DR700 like all Brightgreen products is 98% recyclable, free from any environmentally harmful materials and supported by a buy-back programme.

In recognition of its ecological excellence, the DR700 was adopted for use in the VEET and ESC government rebate schemes in Victoria and New South Wales.

Delighted with the recognition, Brightgreen Head Product Designer and CEO David O’Driscoll said that the award was validation of Brightgreen’s efforts to save energy and fight the culture of planned obsolescence.

Brightgreen has also been recognised earlier for its efforts to help the environment: the company won the Premier’s Sustainability Award in the Products or Services category, as well as the coveted Premier’s Recognition Award in 2012.

Brightgreen will be adding several new products to their range of energy efficient LED lights this year, including version 2 of their groundbreaking D900 Curve and Cube LED downlights.