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Stage Lighting by Richard E. Dunham

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5 Electricity

 

 

 

Developing a basic understanding of electricity is essential to the success of any lighting designer. While the actual pulling of cable, wiring, and installation are often delegated to the electrics crews, a designer still needs to have an understanding of topics like basic electrical theory, power distribution, electrical safety, and fundamental electrical calculations. This knowledge is essential for making the specifications that are required to complete a lighting project. This holds true whether the application is for a temporary installation such as for a stage or touring production or for a permanent installation like a building, garden, or exhibit.

Due to electricity’s potential for causing injuries and even death, ...

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