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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician by Richard Cadena

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Chapter 11  image

Dimming Systems

“I invented electronic dimming in 1939 and everybody laughed … This whole idea was looked down upon with much disdain. The idea of using inverse polarized rectifiers was a new idea way back then.”

George Izenour, professor emeritus of theatre design and technology and director emeritus of the electro-mechanical laboratory of the Yale University School of Drama, quoted from A Spin Around Moving Lights by Raymond A. Kent

Electronic dimming was one of the most important inventions in the history of theatre and entertainment production. With few exceptions, no serious lighting designer would think of designing a lighting ...

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