Tala is an award-winning lighting brand, founded on the premise that good design can help mitigate climate change.
From their London-based studio, they explore the tension between sustainability, technology and design through their wide-ranging collections.
The company was founded by friends at the University of Edinburgh with a shared passion for design, technology and sustainability. While installing solar panels on a hotel project in Porto, they suggested LED lighting to further boost the project’s green credentials. The architect’s lament at their clunky design inspired a full immersion into the latest technology and manufacturing processes to see how far the design limits of the light bulb could be pushed. And so the world’s first beautiful, sustainable bulb was born.
The collection has since grown to respond to a variety of design requirements, each taking inspiration from nature in their own ways. As well as implementing the latest energy-saving technology, Tala champion materials and techniques that have minimal impact on the environment and strive for a transparent, carbon-neutral supply chain. This allows the company to develop light bulbs that are built to last for 10 years or more.
Tala has come up with a simple way to help you reduce your carbon footprint. Effectively, when you buy Tala, you’re buying into 2 low-carbon solutions. These are:
1. Preventing future emissions with energy-efficient lighting
Carbon dioxide emissions and energy use are inextricable. Lighting accounts for nearly 6% of global CO2 emissions. A global switch to LED technology could save over 1,400 million tons of CO2 and avoid the construction of 1,250 power stations. When you switch to Tala from an incandescent, CFL or halogen lamp, you immediately reduce your carbon footprint by preventing the unnecessary burning of fossil fuels.
2. Absorbing existing emissions with forest restoration
Forests remove up to 30 percent of human carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Without healthy forests, we won’t be able to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Every light we sell funds reforestation projects around the world.
Read more on the Tala blog here.