Automated Lighting in the Third Millennium

Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are you ready?’—Johnny Carson, television personality

In the fall of 1998, a handful of people got a peek into the future of the entertainment lighting industry. In a private showing across the street from the Lighting Dimensions International (LDI) trade show in Phoenix, Arizona, a group of employees from Lighting & Sound Design (LSD) unveiled a prototype of the Icon M. In that rarefied air, a select group of lighting designers witnessed the promise of the first digital luminaire with “soft” gobos that were designed and projected digitally ...

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