The EU’s proposed Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019 will require ALL stage lighting to meet efficiency targets in line with domestic and office lighting, from the very latest LED lighting fixtures to specialist tungsten bulbs which make up the majority of theatre lighting rigs. At present there are three sets of lighting regulations for lighting products but the proposed changes would streamline them into one regulation with no exceptions, taking effect from 2020.
PLASA placed a response with the EU Commission on 26 January and the deadline has now been extended to 7 May. We urge key manufacturers in the industry to join forces with us to present a strong argument against the new proposals. This campaign is too large for one company or association to tackle alone, and time is running out.
We urge all lighting manufacturers, venue managers, rental companies, lighting designers and technicians to read this document prepared by Adam Bennette of ETC to explain the possible implications of these updated regulations:
Get involved now!
PLASA will be hosting two free-to-attend consultations with those who will be affected by these changes:
- The Copthorne Hotel, London Gatwick, 25 April, 11.00-13.00
- PLASA Focus Leeds, 1 May 11.00-12.00
If you would like to respond directly to the EU before 7 May 2018 – Click here. You can also get involved with the ALD’s #SaveStageLighting campaign and sign the petition. If you would like more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.