#SSL Update July 2018

The next draft of the EU’s proposed Ecodesign and Eco Labelling regulations became available on July 16th.

A quick initial reading of the documents shows that the EU has recognised the special requirements of entertainment lighting, with exemptions included for both ‘colour tuneable’ LED lighting fixtures and for a number of tungsten lamp bases commonly used in entertainment lighting. Notably, the start date for the regulations has also been revised from September 2020 to September 2021.

Teams from the ALD and others in the entertainment industry are currently scrutinising the drafts to understand exactly what they offer, what they don’t offer and how they will impact entertainment lighting.