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Image: Jen Buettner The entertainment, live performance, television and film industries across Europe are demanding that Member States address urgent stage and studio lighting needs. Madrid, November 5, 2018. The EU Commission has published a revised version of the proposed Eco-design and energy labelling regulations. The revised texts, which can be read in full at […]
11.05.2018
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Image: Jen Buettner

The entertainment, live performance, television and film industries across Europe are demanding that Member States address urgent stage and studio lighting needs.

Madrid, November 5, 2018.

The EU Commission has published a revised version of the proposed Eco-design and energy labelling regulations.

The revised texts, which can be read in full at the end of this document, exempt a large number of important tungsten lamps used in the entertainment, live performance and film industry, and provide a number of additional exemptions that recognize the needs of the sectors.

While the process so far has been successful and productive, there are still some important areas that need to be addressed in order to continue to provide the best experiences for television, cinema and live event audiences. As there is a lack of replacements on the market for the technical equipment available for certain special purpose lights used on stage and in film studios, the following demands remain very important:

  • Exemption from standby power mode and mains standby power mode.
  • Exemption for white light sources for specific needs.
  • Adjustable color light sources and expand the definition of green wavelength.
  • Exemption for lamp bases when used in professional entertainment lighting products.

A European Eco-design Coalition of European-wide associations working in the entertainment, live performance and film/TV sectors has been established and continues to support the overall objectives of the eco-design regulations and is currently working through the appropriate channels to lobby for these changes.

A joint declaration has been submitted to the EU Commission, which you can read here.

While there is no guarantee of success, the support and contribution of EU member states will be of great help in this process.

Following the end of the public consultation period on Friday 9 November, the regulatory committee will meet with the EU Commission from 17 to 20 December to decide on the final draft. The text is expected to be adopted in the spring and to enter into force from September 2021.

On behalf of the European Entertainment Coalition on Ecodesign, the latest ecodesign and energy labelling regulations in their entirety:

  • REVISION OF ECODESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR LIGHTING PRODUCTS:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-476175_en

  • REVISION OF LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR LIGHTING PRODUCTS.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-476111_en

Associations and organizations AAI, AAPEE, BCE, AFIAL, APEC, APDI, ARE, ATAE, CICAT, OISTAT SPAIN, SECARTYS, ARTe, ACADEMY TV and RESAD, we adhere to the proposal of the Eco-design Coalition and we elaborated our own to respond to the consultation and to present to the national experts in charge of working on this law in the European Parliament.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Silke Lalvani (Belgium). EU policy adviser Pearle* – Live Peformance Europe

silke@pearle.eu

Ezequiel Nóbili (Spain). AAI Secretary, www.adadi.org

enobili@adadi.org

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