Pretty much every single tool that we use as lighting designers will be rendered obsolete by these rules, writes lighting designer Tim Routledge

In response to Richard Pilbrow’s well put letter (EU rule could leave theatres dark, 30 April), it’s pertinent to point out that this directive on theatrical lighting will not only leave theatres in the dark but also every music venue, arena, music festival and touring concert production across Europe. As a very well established lighting designer designing tours for acts such as Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Take That, ELO and many more, the news of this regulation is terrifying.

Pretty much every single tool that we use as lighting designers will be rendered obsolete by these rules – incredible, as over the recent past as an industry we have adopted the latest in energy-saving LED technology and a lot of tours are totally LED.

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