Welcome to the BGA Greener Lighting Guide

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance

Welcome to the BGA Greener Lighting Guide, a compilation of manufacturer provided information about live performance lighting instruments. This guide is designed to help you decide which lighting instruments are environmentally preferable.


In recent years, many manufacturers have introduced new lighting instruments, promoting the environmental benefits of their products.  The nature of the “green” claims varies greatly, with no common basis for evaluating products or for comparing greener alternatives.  Developed in partnership with PLASA, the BGA Greener Lighting Guide is intended to serve as a source for high-level and detailed information about “greener” lighting instruments.

Broadways Green Alliance’s goal is to make comparing potential greener alternatives simpler and faster whether for a producer, a technical director, or a lighting designer. As live entertainment interest in greener alternatives increases, decision makers need access to clear and concise information about lighting instruments and environmental claims.

This guide will evolve as manufacturers populate it with more data. More than anything this reference will reflect the needs of you our readers. So tell us what you think by email.

Are you a manufacturer who wants to get involved? Sign-up your products here.

For information on how the Guide is organized and how to use it, click here.


The Broadway Green Alliance was founded in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Along with Julie’s Bicycle in the UK, the BGA is a founding member of the International Green Theatre Alliance. The BGA has reached tens of thousands of fans through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media.

At the BGA, we recognize that it is impossible to be 100% “green” while continuing activity and – as there is no litmus test for green activity – we ask instead that our members commit to being greener and doing better each day. As climate change does not result from one large negative action, but rather from the cumulative effect of billions of small actions, progress comes from millions of us doing a bit better each day. To become a member of the Broadway Green Alliance we ask only that you commit to becoming greener, that you name a point person to be our liaison, and that you will tell us about your green-er journey.

The BGA is co-chaired by Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of the Broadway company of WICKED, and Charlie Deull, Executive Vice President at Clark Transfer<. Rebekah Sale is the BGA’s full-time Coordinator.

Go to the Broadway Green Alliance

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