Color and other Theater Lighting Properties
- Hello Lighting Applications Working Group!
At the last meeting we discussed Color as it relates to controlling
lighting in a Building Automation environment. Some buildings are
using intelligent theater lighting to provide accent or entry
displays, or even outdoor lighting.
I was tasked with providing David Fisher a document that I had stashed
in my belongings that showed the various properties of theater lights
for DMX512 control, specifically the intelligent lights. Alas, I
cannot find the document.
The document would have contained the DMX512 personalities for various
intelligent lighting fixtures. Perhaps you have some information that
you can send to David, or send it to this mailing list, or post a file
to this YahooGroup.
A summary of all the features (like color, pattern, focus, prism, pan
(horizontal swing), tilt (vertical swing), rotation speed, animation,
shutter, and strobe), their properties and value ranges is really what
we wanted to see. Additionally, details about the various methods of
producing color, such as color wheels, dichroic color filters, and
incremental CYM color mixing filters.
I found the following fixture manual on the internet for one example
that I was looking for. It gives the various properties for the
light, the DMX512 channels, and values that are used, and an idea of
the range of the values.
Another source of fixture manuals is:
I also see that Wikipedia.org has listed some of the various
properties of intelligent lights at: