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European Commission adopts ecodesign regulation for light sources

Posted by Andy Lenthall on

On 1 October 2019, the European Commission adopted a package of 10 ecodesign regulations, including ecodesign requirements for light sources. The text was voted in December last year by the regulatory committee on ecodesign.

The European Entertainment Ecodesign Coalition*, a European-wide group of associations representing the entertainment, lighting design, live performance and film/TV sectors welcomes the text. Thanks to a number of technical exemptions, the vast majority of light sources needed on stage as well as in film studios can continue to be used. However, given the inconsistency of an article on strong white lights, the group proposed an amendment with a request for consideration in the regulatory committee on ecodesign.   

The new provisions of the so-called ‘Single Lighting Regulation’ will be applicable as of September 2021.

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