The lighting industry has been spreading the word about the devastating effects the proposed EU 2020 Lighting regulations would have on production lighting. The UK’s Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) started the Save Stage Lighting Campaign to generate awareness and gather support, and also published ‘The Proposed 2020 EU Lighting Regulations - A Primer’, which collects a great deal of relevant information about the existing regulations (EU1194/2012), the regulations proposed for September 2020 as part of the EU’s Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019, and the key differences between them together in one place.
Now, the industry itself is gathering in one place in the Dorfman Theatre at National Theatre in London for an Open Forum meeting on Friday, May 11 from 10 am - 2 pm.
A chance for everyone involved at every level to come and learn about and discuss the proposed 2020 EU Lighting Regulations and the impact they would have on entertainment lighting.
It will provide the opportunity to learn more about the background to these regulations, find out more about the issues, hear what industry bodies ALD, PLASA, ABTT, PSA, and others have been doing to have the rules changed, and see what you can do to help.
Key people who have been deeply involved in the Save Stage Lighting campaign will be there, so you can come and hear the issues directly from them. It will also be a useful opportunity for the Campaign to collect information and comments before attending a meeting to discuss the issues with the EU in Brussels on May 17.
The event is intended as an open forum. Come when you can; stay as long as you can. It will provide an opportunity for as many people who will be affected by this as possible to talk about things and figure out what we might all be able to do!
This issue is real, and it is serious. Don’t leave it to others to try to solve. Come along and see how you can help.
RSVP here. Although not required, it is recommended to ensure there are enough snacks at the bar.