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På SLFs styrelses vägnar
Anders Larsson, ordförande SLF
From: Rick Fisher
Subject: Support for a campaign to save tungsten light sources for the theatre and performing arts
Me fellow lighting designers in Sweden,
We’re trying to galvanise support amongst live event (concerts, drama, musicals, opera, dance) lighting designers who are increasingly concerned at the reduction in production of various types of Tungsten lamps, to lobby major lighting and lamp manufacturers (particularly Phillips because of their enormous global market and because they are both producing theatre lights and lamps) to preserve Tungsten sources and their production for the future.
This is not a campaign against any particular other sources such as LED or discharge, but merely an attempt to preserve a particularly beautiful species that seems under threat. Of course we all want more efficient and less carbon producing sources and can do a lot to reduce the current 10% of carbon emissions that stage lighting contributes to a theatre production, but to consider the gradual extinction of Tungsten sources is something that makes myself and many other theatre based LDs weep.
Perhaps you would consider lending your support to such a lobby?
We’re trying to get a draft statement written behind which such distinguished and influential luminaries as yourself might lend your name.
All we need is an email to say you are willing to put your name to the document and, ideally, a very rough list of awards won. We need it to appear heavyweight!
Thanks so much. I hope we can count you in.
You can respond to the LD behind this particular campaign;
Michael Hulls– michaelhulls (at) mac.com