The Global Lighting Association (GLA) recently issued a press releases urging authorities to ensure sustained access to lighting products during these challenging times by categorising lighting as an essential product and ensuring lighting products can continue to be manufactured, supplied and sold.
The release stated:
“Lighting is a vital part of life, and availability of lighting products and services is essential, especially in the current situation.
Light is needed to functionally fulfil our daily duties at home, as well as in the places that are tasked with addressing and alleviating the current crisis, such as (emergency) hospitals, care centres, shops and distribution centres. Furthermore – and very importantly – in stressful times light can help comfort people, make them feel safe and contribute to their well-being.
The GLA believes that access to lighting products should not become a topic of concern during the COVID-19 pandemic and we urge authorities to classify lighting products as essential products in the context of any measures that would otherwise limit manufacturing, supply or sale of products.”