We have done our best to think of everything we can to make the lamps sustainable. All metal parts are made of 100% recycled iron, so when the lamp is reused in the far future, the iron can be re-melted. The wall lamp itself and the lampshades are protected during shipping. They are placed in an “egg shaped” container of recycled cardboard and a hemp bag, that can be composted after use. Finally the egg shaped container and hemp bag is packed in a box that is also made of recycled cardboard.
The history of how Capelo came to light
We are just two ordinary family fathers who, for 12 years, had a desire to revolutionize the LED light source industry. We would do this by producing LED light sources with the same warm color and color reproduction as the previous, traditional light sources. The big manufacturers, like Philips and Osram, did not care for light quality, so we thought: “Hey, there might be a gap for us here”. That was the start of SunFlux.
A lot of hours were spent selecting diodes, developing driving and optics on spots. Our GU10 spots became the first in the world to be dimmed with LK-touch dimmer and the business grew a little every day. More products were developed and today we have 2.5 million LED light sources and luminaires behind us.
Our parent company, SunFlux ApS, was founded in 2007 in Glostrup, Denmark. Now, our headquarters and showroom are in Albertslund, not far from where it all began. Those years of experience mean that you can be sure that there is a lighting expert behind every sale. So not only do you get beautiful design, you also get great lighting with Capelo.
The idea behind the design
The idea for “our own” lamp series came to us about 4-5 years ago. The products we produce in SunFlux are impossible to protect against copying etc. It should be different with Capelo. It should be more future-proof.
A random visit changed everything. In October 2016, we were visited by Le Klint designer, Flemming Agger. With his background and career as a well-known Danish lamp designer, he made our idea a reality.
During the start-up process, sustainability and recycling became a necessary focal point for us. Of course, it also made the finishing of the lamps dragged out, packaging became more expensive, etc. But all that makes sense when the choices result in a product that is sustainable and will last to be used for many generations to come.
We will always recommend supporting sustainable products as a way to pass on nature.
Mike & Thomas