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The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook by Brad Schiller

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Automated Lighting Concepts

Before studying the practice of programming automated lights, you should be familiar with specific concepts associated with automated lighting. Having a good understanding of the principles involved will open the doors to better programming. The following topics provide a basic understanding of the most important concepts related to automated lighting programming.

DMX-512

Most automated lighting fixtures use a common language known as DMX-512. This standard signal specification allows for 512 discreet channels of control per data line or universe. Each of these control channels has the potential to be any value from ...

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