The revised ecodesign regulations (Commission regulation (EU) 2019/2020) entered into force at the end of September and are now applicable in all Member States.
The European Entertainment Ecodesign Coalition* - a European-wide group of associations representing the entertainment, lighting design, live performance and film/TV sectors welcomes the new rules which apply to stage and studio lighting.
Our coalition recognises the notable achievements made by the regulatory committee and the Commission to find workable solutions for our sectors in the context of ecodesign. The majority of our concerns regarding stage and studio lighting were addressed and targeted exemptions allow the continued use of the vast majority of light sources needed on stage, in specialized lighting design as well as in film studios.
The main reason for the exemptions is the lack of replacement available on the market for technical equipment being used today, namely for certain special purpose lights used on stage.
Our aim is to secure sustainable stage and studio lighting for the years to come to guarantee a professional, high-level entertainment lighting and provide the best quality and experiences for lighting design customers, audiences of live events as well as film spectators.
The European Entertainment Ecodesign Coalition is committed to further work with the Commission and the expert group on energy labelling and ecodesign and give input on sustainable solutions in the area of stage lighting.
Technical information about light sources addressed in regulation (EU) 2019/2020 and (EU) 2021/341 which are of particular importance for our sectors:
The European Entertainment Ecodesign Coalition is a European-wide group of associations working in the entertainment, lighting design, live performance and film/TV sectors:
For more information, please contact:
Head of public affairs
Pearle* - Live Peformance Europe