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Automated Lighting, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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CHAPTER 19

Tools of the Trade

When the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat everything as if it were a nail.—Abraham Maslow, American psychologist

A lighting professional's choice of tools is as personal as her wardrobe. Some of us dress in style while others are more concerned with comfort. Still, everyone has the same basic pieces of clothing—shoes, socks, shirt, pants, and sometimes even underwear.

The same can be said of hand tools and other tools of the trade. Many of us have the same basic equipment that may or may not include a digital multi-meter (DMM), a set of screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches or spanners, gloves, a portable DMX512 tester, and perhaps some Allen wrenches. But not all DMMs, gloves, and DMX512 testers ...

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