The most radical innovation in lighting to come along in nearly five decades has been automated lighting—remote-controlled lights, computer-controlled lights, intelligent lights, wiggle lights, movers, moving lights, luminaire, whatever you choose to call them. Automated lighting is any of the many shapes and sizes of an ML or fixture that have multiple attributes that can be controlled with DMX-512 protocol from a lighting console. Automated lights have a variety of bulb and LED light source options and cover an abundance of features that include simple RGB color mixing and zoom to multiple wheels of color, gobos, pan/tilt, and even store images.

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