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  • 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.
  • On 20 June 2018, the period of public consultation for the proposed ECO design regulation – that will affect lighting products of all types – expired. The EU DG Energy department has passed on a revised draft to the next stage of the legislative process. We expect to know its content within a few weeks as it progresses through the committee stages of the process of turning it into a law.
  • A group of professionals from across member organisations, manufacturers and designers in the live entertainment industry (including Pearle, SOLT/UK Theatre, the ALD, the Association of Swedish Lighting Designers, the IALD, OETHG, PLASA and VLPT) had a very productive meeting in Brussels on 17 May with DG Energy. As a result we have agreed to channel our work into seeking to draft a specific,...
  • ALD Chair Johanna Town on changing times as the theatre industry arrives at a turning point and examines the culture of bullying and harrassment. "All people on the receiving end of harassment and bullying have been given a voice and it is our job, every one of us, to make sure we listen, support and speak out."

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