Hardy Schmitz – With LOOP®, Brumberg offers the first certified LED installation housing made from 100% recycled ocean plastic


Made from 100% recycled fishing nets – the first LED recessed spotlight housing on the Brumberg market


Brumberg is revolutionizing the lighting industry: For the first time, the LOOP ® product family offers LED lights that are made from 100% recycled materials. Both the housing and the converter housing are made from recycled fishing nets. Brumberg thus makes an important contribution to protecting the maritime environment.

Plastic waste in the world’s oceans puts enormous strain on our largest ecosystem on earth. The equivalent of around 35 shipping containers of plastic waste end up in the seas and oceans every hour.

This pollution from so-called ocean plastics not only affects marine life, which is most evident in coastal regions. 


According to the latest studies, abandoned fishing nets in particular account for up to 50% of marine plastic.


With new recycling processes, it is now economically possible to prepare fishing nets for further processing and to return them back into the value chain as a recycled material as a raw material.

And Brumberg is the first lighting manufacturer to use these new opportunities to offer recessed spotlight housings for the first time with the new LOOP ® LED lighting series , which are made from 100% recycled materials with RCS certification.


LOOP ® LED recessed spotlights impress with sustainable product features

The environmentally friendly and sustainable recessed spotlights from Brumberg are suitable for all areas of a home and offer a pleasant lighting atmosphere. Thanks to their simple and modern look, they can also be used in commercial spaces such as offices, shops or hotels and restaurants for both basic and accent lighting.


Other interesting features of the LED recessed lights are: 

  • »  Version without visible snap ring
  • »  classic ceiling installation dimension of 68 mm
  • »  Available modularly as a housing and as a set
  • »  modern and high-quality LED technology
  • »  Spotlight insert can be swiveled to 20° on both sides
  • »  Installation depth depends on the selected LED module
  • »  available in the colors structured white and structured black
  • »  Can be combined with over 30 different LED reflector inserts or LED inserts


The LOOP ® series offers both modular recessed spotlights and recessed spotlight sets

Brumberg offers the new LED recessed spotlights in various versions. They are available completely pre-assembled as a set. And for individual lighting solutions, the built-in housings can also be combined with over 30 LED modules.

And whether as a set or recessed housing: LOOP ® recessed spotlights are available in two different shapes and in the colors white and black.

» LOOP®LED recessed spotlight set 

The standard sets are already pre-assembled and consist of the holder, the LED module and a converter with the following features:

  • ✓ Schutzart IP20
  • ✓ Lichtstrom 450 lm
  • ✓ Abstrahlwinkel 38°
  • ✓  Power: 90 lm/W
  • ✓ Farbtemperatur 3.000 K
  • ✓  Leistungsaufnahme: 5 W
  • ✓  Phase section dimmable
  • ✓ Farbwiedergabe CRI > 90 Ra
  • ✓  Converter for 230 V mains voltage
  • ✓  Lifespan L80/B20 50,000 hours

There are 4 different sets to choose from, each available in white and black, in round and square designs.

Discover the LOOP® LED recessed spotlight set in the WEBShop


» LOOP®LED installation housing 

The LOOP ® LED installation housings can be combined particularly flexibly with Brumberg MR 16 LED modules.

With over 30 different and changeable LED inserts, individual lighting solutions can be easily created, with the well-known advantages and high-quality product features of Brumberg Leuchten.



Discover LOOP® LED recessed housings in the WEBShop

With LOOP ® LED technology, light can be controlled conveniently and efficiently

With LOOP ®, Brumberg currently offers the most sustainable and efficient lighting solution on the market, which, with the right light management, can demonstrate an impressive ecological balance.

All common systems including DALI and KNX can be used for control. This makes variable light scenes, daylight adjustments and presence controls easy and quick to implement.

In addition, in conjunction with the various LED modules, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 80%. The standard-compliant light is simply tailored to the area of ​​application and the individual user.


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Further information and product details can be downloaded from the following product brochure from the manufacturer Brumberg.


Do you have any questions about LOOP ® ?

Then contact our experienced lighting specialists. Our team is available to assist you with all lighting-related questions. You can count on us from professional lighting planning to retrofit solutions for existing lighting systems: with extensive specialist and product knowledge. Contact us.

Contact us!

Lighting technology team

Tel.: +49 5971 999-356

E-Mail: licht-support@hardy-schmitz.de



EMR Analysis

More information on Hardy Schmitz: https://www.hardy-schmitz.de + With a very broad and deep product portfolio of over 300,000 branded products from well-known manufacturers, one of the largest cable warehouses in Germany, our branch network and a comprehensive range of services, we offer the best quality, innovative products and reliable, fast delivery. With our company motto ELECTROLOGISTICS WITH SERVICEPLUS, we guarantee our customers tailor-made solutions and the best results in the implementation of their projects.

In addition to first-class and constantly expanding ranges of electrical engineering and industrial electrics, we guarantee our customers a reliable network of suppliers.Our sophisticated storage and logistics system also enables not only a 24-hour delivery service, but also, if desired, just-in-time deliveries directly to production, to the machine or to the construction site.

Our distinctive customer orientation as well as our range of exclusively high-quality products and a comprehensive portfolio of innovative services are the key to our success.

Progress is a tradition for our company and as an innovative system service provider, our customers benefit from individual, tailor-made optimization processes in procurement. We attach great importance to recognizing the special requirements of our customers and offering them individual solutions that we implement effectively together.

Our goal is to make procurement processes along the entire value chain efficient. Preserve existing values and create new ones for and with our business partners. Therefore, we maintain a sustainable, partnership relationship with our customers, suppliers and employees.

In addition, HARDY SCHMITZ plans and manufactures individual low-voltage switchgear and controls. And we are competently at your side in the areas of cable logistics, KNX project planning, e-mobility and lighting planning.

More information on Jan Schmitz (Managing Partner & Chairman of the Management Board, Hardy Schmitz): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


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More information on LOOP® by BRUMBERG Leuchten: https://www.brumberg.com/en/loop/ + Plastic waste in the ocean is a global catastrophe that we must do something about. We are making an important contribution with the first luminaire whose plastic content consists of 100 % “Recycled Ocean Plastic”. With LOOP® we are setting new standards for sustainable lighting solutions on the global market that reflect high quality, functionality and aesthetics. Because sustainability is not just a fleeting trend. For more and more consumers, exactly this is an important factor in their purchasing decisions.


More information on RCS Certification: https://www.scsglobalservices.com/services/recycled-claim-standard + The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party. It is a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain. It uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CSS).
The Recycled Claim Standard is intended for use with any product that contains at least 5% Recycled Material. Each stage of production is required to be certified, beginning at the recycling stage and ending at the last seller in the final business-to-business transaction. Material Collection and Material Concentration sites are subject to self-declaration, document collection, and on-site visits.
The RCS standard is a single attribute certification and does not take into account social or environmental aspects of processing and manufacturing, quality, or legal compliance.

The goal of the RCS is to increase the use of Recycled materials in products and supply chains.

  • Alignment of Recycled definitions across multiple applications.
  • Tracking and tracing Recycled input materials.
  • Providing customers (both brands and consumers) with a tool to make informed decisions.
  • Providing assurance that materials in the final product are actually recycled and processed more sustainably.

SCS Global Services is a globally recognized, third-party certifier of recycled content claims. SCS Global Services has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than three decades.

More information on Jim Knutzon (President and Acting Chief Executive Officer, RCS): https://www.scsglobalservices.com/about/our-team 


More information on Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI): https://www.dali-alliance.org/ + The DALI Alliance is the global industry organization for DALI®, the internationally-standardized protocol for digital communication between lighting-control devices. DALI is the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface.
Building on the long-established benefits of DALI, the DALI-2™ certification program brings the promise of significantly improved interoperability along with more features and functions including sensing and data gathering. Meanwhile, D4i™ enables DALI for intelligent, IoT-ready luminaires. We have also introduced different connectivity options over wireless and IP-based networks and added the new DALI+™ brand.
DALI-2 refers to the latest version of the DALI protocol.
Compared with DALI version-1, there are many new commands and features in DALI-2. While DALI version-1 only included control gear, DALI-2 includes control devices such as application controllers and input devices (e.g. sensors), as well as bus power supplies.
DALI-2 is focused on interoperability of products from different vendors, and the DALI-2 certification program confirms compatibility of products with the relevant specifications.


More information on KNX (KNX is an Abbreviation for the Word Konnex): https://www.knx.org/knx-en/for-professionals/ + Whether you want to control lighting, shutters, security systems, energy management, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning systems, signaling and monitoring systems, interfaces to service and building control systems, remote control, audio and video control,… All these functions work via an uniform system. This is called the principle of interworking. This is home and building control made easy. This is KNX.

In May 1999 members of the following associations founded KNX Association cvba:

  • EIBA ( European Installation Bus Association)
  • EHSA (European Home Systems Association)
  • BCI (BatiBUS Club International)

The Association is the owner of the Worldwide STANDARD for Home and Building Control: KNX and also the owner of the KNX trademark logo worldwide. KNX Association is a non-profit-oriented organisation governed by Belgian Law. Members are manufacturers developing devices for several applications for home and building control based on KNX like lighting control, shutter control, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, energy management, metering, monitoring, alarm/intrusion systems, household appliances, audio/video and lots more. Next to manufacturers also service providers (utilities, telecom, …) can become a member of the KNX Association.

Next to its members, KNX Association has concluded partnership agreements with more than 75.000 partners in more than 164 countries worldwide.




EMR Additional Notes:

  • LED:
    • LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light.
    • A light-emitting diode is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it. Electrons in the semiconductor recombine with electron holes, releasing energy in the form of photons.
  • LED vs. Halogen:
    • Halogen bulbs, while lasting longer than incandescent bulbs, only last up to 2,000 hours. In contrast, LED bulbs can last up to 25,000 hours, and LED tubes are rated for up to 50,000 hours. LED bulbs can use as much as 80% percent less energy than halogen bulbs.
    • There’s obviously a clear winner when it comes to LED vs halogen lighting. LED lights are more energy-efficient, have a longer lifespan, and offer more choices in color temperature. They do cost a little more, but their extremely long lifespan easily offsets the higher upfront cost.
  • microLED:
    • Compared to widespread LCD technology, microLED displays offer better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency. They are also capable of high speed modulation, and have been proposed for chip-to-chip interconnect applications.
    • MicroLED prototype displays have been shown to offer up to 10 times more brightness than the best OLED panel while being significantly more power efficient, making them an exciting new technology in the world of displays.
  • OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode):
    • This refers to the panel that’s used inside an OLED TV – or any other kind of OLED screen. So it’s the OLED panel makes OLED TVs stand out in comparison to other types of panels. You’ll also find CRT (cathode ray tube), LED (light-emitting diode), LCD (liquid crystal display), or QLED (quantum dot).
    • LED LCD screens use a backlight to illuminate their pixels, while OLED’s pixels produce their own light. You might hear OLED’s pixels called ‘self-emissive’, while LCD tech is ‘transmissive’. The light of an OLED display can be controlled on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
    • OLED TVs should offer better overall eye comfort than QLED and any other LCD-based screen, because OLED produces significantly less blue light than LED-backlit QLED TVs.


  • IP Ratings (Ingress Protection):
    • A two-digit number established by the International Electro Technical Commission, is used to provide an Ingress Protection rating to a piece of electronic equipment or to an enclosure for electronic equipment.
    • The protection class after EN60529 are indicated by short symbols that consist of the two code letters IP and a code numeral for the amount of the protection.
    • Example: IP65 (NEMA 4)
      The two digits represent different forms of environmental influence:
      • The first digit represents protection against ingress of solid objects.
      • The second digit represents protection against ingress of liquids.
    • The larger the value of each digit, the greater the protection. As an example, a product rated IP54 would be better protected against environmental factors than another similar product rated as IP42.
  • IK Ratings (Impact Kinetic):
    • IK Rating or “Impact Protection” (the K is from ‘Kinetic’ to differentiate from IP rating) is defined in international standards and indicates the level of resistance an electrical enclosure provides against mechanical impact.
    • K09 rated items are protected against 10 joules of impact, which is the equivalent of a 5kg mass being dropped from 200mm above the product.
IK Rating Chart - Ellipse Security, Inc.


  • Lumen (lm):
    • In LED lighting, lumens measure the brightness of a light. This is different than Watts, which measure the amount of energy in a light. The term lumen means “light,” which makes sense when you understand what this measures. In other words, lumens measure the amount of light your LED light puts out.
    • Each lumen emits approximately the same amount of light as one candle.
  • Kelvin (K):
    • Kelvin is a measurement used to describe the color temperature of a light source. This is the specification that gives a description of the warmth or coolness of a light source.


  • Color Rendering Index (Ra) – CRI:
    • CRI, an extensive noun, is the acronym of color-rendering index, while Ra is the marked symbol of “General Color Rendering Index”.
    • The colour rendering index defines the ability of a light source to identify colours, and is measured on a scale of 1 – 100. On this scale a rendering of 1 is monochromatic light, and a rendering of 100 is natural sunlight, so you can think of the scale as a measure of the quality of light produced by the source.
    • Quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reproduce the color of different objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source.