Lighting Links

Provided by courtesy of The Kilowatt Company   
On-line since 1994.  Updated by Andy Ciddor on 22 February, 2013

Index to Links

Lighting and Standards Organisations
Health and Safety Information
Collections of Lighting and Production related links
Special Effects/Pyrotechnics
Lighting and Lighting Related Companies
On Line Lighting Forums & Industry News
Lighting Reference Information
Publications and Publishers
Miscellaneous links to useful, fun or just-plain-weird places
Trade Shows and Conferences
Lighting Software
Film and Television related links
Lighting CAD and Symbol Libraries
Please help keep his list up-to-date and accurate.
If you know of a link that should appear on the list, or find a link that doesn't work please email Andy


Alliance of Special Effects & Pyrotechnic Operators [US]

ASC (American Society of Cinematographers)

ALD (The Association of Lighting Designers [UK])

ABTT (The Association of British Theatre Technicians)

ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society)

AIST (The Association Irish Stage Technicians)

ALIA (The Australasian Lighting Industry Association)

ANSI (American National Standards Institute)

ASTC (American Society of Theatre Consultants)

BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph & Theatre Union) [UK]

BKSTS - The moving image society [UK]

CIE (The International Commission on Illumination)

The United States National Committee of the CIE

CITT (The Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology)

DTHG (Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft - The German Association for Theatre Technology) [in German]

ELDA+ (The European Lighting Designers' Association)

ESTA (The Entertainment Services and Technology Association [US])

IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions)

The International Association for Energy-Efficient Lighting (IAEEL)

IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers)

IATSE (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada)

IEC (The International Electrotechnical Commission)

IESANZ (The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia & New Zealand)

IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America)

ILDA (International Laser Display Association)

ISO (The International Standards Organisation)

Lighting Council Australia

NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions) US

NZATT (The New Zealand Association for Theatre Craft, Design and Technology)

OISTAT (The International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians)

PLASA (The Professional Lighting and Sound Association [UK])

Production Services Association [UK]

Pyrotechnics Guild International Incorporated [US]

The Society of Operating Cameramen

SBTD (The Society of British Theatre Designers)

SMPTE (The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers)

SMPTE (The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers)Australian Section

S*P*A*M (The Society of Properties Artisan Managers)

Standards Australia

Standards New Zealand

STVLD (Society of Television Lighting Directors)

Association of Swedish Lighting Designers [in Swedish]

TEF (Teaterteknikforbundet) The Union of Theatrical Technicians in Denmark

Texas Association of Film/Tape Professionals

TPSA (The Technical Production Services Association [Southern Africa])

United Scenic Artists Local 829

USITT (The US Institute for Theatre Technology)

VPLT e.V. (Professional Lighting and Sound Association of Germany)

Western Pyrotechnic Association

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Tom Baldwin's Stage Lighting Tech Pages

Design Image Online's Lighting Designer Links

Electrics Land

Howarth Associates' Lighting Links

John Huntington's Show Control Page

inter.Light (commercial Lighting)

Brendan Keith's Lighting design Page

IAEEL's Lighting Crossroads

Laser information at

Links on Lighting for Optical and Illumination Engineering.

Roger Malmer's In the Spotlight

Mayotte Lighting's Lighting Related WWW Sites

Tom Morrissey's Theatre Page

Ken McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance on the Net

Phil Morrow's Lighting in Canada

The Opera Schedule Server

Platteville Community Theatre connections

Playbill online

Adam Richardson's Stage Lighting Page

RPI Lighting Research Center

Glenville Sawyer's Theatre Technology Links

Jonathan Seitz's Technical Theatre Resources page

Stagecraft List Archives

The Spider collection of lighting pages

David Sweeney's Lighting Page

Tech type links

Andrew Q Kraft's Theatre Central

Deborah Torres and Martha Vander Kolk's Guide to Theater Resources on the Internet
(This document, which actually predates the World Wide Web, is sadly no longer available).

UK Theatre Information

Theatre-Link.Com (Scott's Theatre page hits the big time.)

Bill Williams' Professional Lighting Resources

Ross Williams'

World Wide Arts Resources

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Abrisa Glass and Coatings Worldwide

Abstract Lighting

Ace Visual & Sound Systems Ltd

AC Lighting Ltd (UK)

AC Lighting Inc (USA) now A.C.T. Lighting Inc.

Action Lighting

Active Lighting

Active Production & Design, Inc

Ackermann Lighting Inc.


Adena Scientific Ltd

Advanced Audio so advanced that they do lighting

Advanced Devices, Inc.

Advanced Lighting & Sound Solutions

Advance Transformer Co

AFM Lighting lighting facilities for film & televison

Airstar space lighting

Alcorn McBride Inc. Theme Parks

Alex Collins Electrical Services


Scott Allan lighting designer

All Sound and Lighting

Altman Rentals

Altman Stage Lighting Company, Inc.

Amazing Controls

American DJ

AMX Corporation

Angstrom Stage Lighting, Inc

Antari Fog Machine

Apollo Design Technology, Inc.

Applied Electronics

Arcstream Ltd

Architectural Lighting Design Pty Ltd Sydney, Australia


ARRI Headquarters

Artistic Licence

ATM Fly-Ware

@mosphere Atmospere - Technical Direction and Event Planning

A.T.S. Production Services

Audio &Light Connections

Audiolight Sound & Lighting

Aura Showcontrol

Auerbach & Associates, Inc

Australian Audio & Lighting Technology


Available Light inc.



AVI Audio Visual Innovations

AV Lamps projector lamp specialists

Axis Entertainment

Avolites Ltd. The Lighting Control Company

AXION Sonorisation Éclairage in French

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Backstage World

Bad Dog Pictures

Balanced Technology

Balcar Professional Lighting

Colin Baldwin Consulting Warning - large flash files to download

Bandit Lites Inc

Barbizon Lighting



Barndoor BV in Dutch

John Barry

Bash Lighting Services

Beacon full colour gobos

Beautiful Neptune Design

BE Designs, Inc.

Belden Wire & Cable Company

Benfield Electric Supply

Best Audio & Lighting

Beta Lighting

Beyond AV

Black Express Light & Sound

BLM Production Services

Blow Productions Lighting, Production & Inflatable design

Blue Point Engineering DMX contoller & interface devices

B.N. Productions Inc.

Boston Light & Sound Inc

"Lighting the dark vigorously"

Brawner & Associates

Bron Kobold HMI, Fluorescent, and Tungsten Production Lighting

Brown's Precision Welding


Brisbane Concert Lighting

Brisbane Sound and Lighting

Bulbtronics Guide to Products

Budget Lighting Inc

Bytecraft Automation now State Automation

Bytecraft Entertainment

Bytecraft Systems

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Cabaret Productions, Inc lighting design resources


Calvi Lighting Designs


Capture 3D lighting CAD software

Carallon product development services


Trevor Caswell Software

CCT Lighting

CDS Advanced Technology bv

CEG Technical - Entertainment Hardware

Celco Live Entertainment Lighting

CE Lighting Ltd

Central Theatre Supplies

Chameleon Touring

Mac Chan Lighting Design


Chimera Light Banks

Christmas Lights Etc


Cine Services Inc St. Louis, Missouri USA

CineStuff film lighting hire in Auckland, New Zealand

Cinema Services (PRG)

City Theatrical Inc.

Clearlight Shows

Clearwing Productions Inc.

Clay Paky

Clifton Productions Perth

Colortran now a division of Leviton


Coemar Italy

Coemar UK

Coemar USA

Color Kinetics

Comet Lighting


Compact Light System Norway (CLS)


Concert & Corporate Productions

Concert Lighting Systems, Australia (CLS)

Coolux video effects software

Control Geek John Huntington's Show Control Web Site

Creative Backstage Tempe, Arizona USA

Creative Lighting & Audio Sydney, Australia

Creative Lighting & Sound Systems Pty Ltd Queensland, Australia

Creative Stage Lighting New York, USA

Crescit Software, Inc.

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DC Showtechnik in German


Del Lighting

Derksen USA

Derksen Lichttechnik

Defined Lighting

Design & Drafting, Inc LD Assistant - specialised CAD package.

Design Partners, Inc

Desisti Lighting


DHA Lighting

Dial light. building. software

Digigobos content for mediaservers


Digital4u2 Lighting design and technology

DMX+ PC-Based Lighting Console (Now known as the Martin ProScenium DMX)

dnp projection screens

Doug Fleenor Design products for DMX512

Doughty Engineering rigging suspension and lifting equipment

Dove Systems

RP Drapkin Design

Dragon Image

dreamscapes DCD Pty Ltd

DTS Illuminazione, srl

Durand Interstellar Inc.

Dynalite Lighting Control Systems Now part of Philips

Dynamic Entertainment Tyler Littman, lighting designer

Dynamic Lighting Concepts - Architectural


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Earl Girls

E P J Technology

Eclipse Lighting


Ed Hills Theatrical Lighting Design

Eide Industries, Inc gobos and patterns

Elation Professional

ELC Lighting


Electrical Connectors & Electronic Connector Manufacturers

The Electric Canvas

The Electric Sun Corporation

Electrol Engineering, Inc.

Electro-LuminX Lighting Corporation electroluminescent materials

Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.(ETC)

Electronics Diversified, Inc.



E-Lite Technologies electroluminescent materials

Blake Elkins: operator /designer /technician

E Lux Ltd

Elpag [in Norwegian]

ELS Productions Queensland, Australia

Elstree Light & Power film, TV & location services

Emerald Sales Center Corp

Enlightening Australia



EnRel Energy Corp - Solar power and lighting

Entertainment Installations

Entertainment Lighting Services (ELS) California, USA

Entertainment Systems Corporation

Entertainment Technology (formerly Rosco ET)

Entertainment Technology Centre

ENTEC Sound & Light

Entertainment Technology Communications Group (ETEC)



Erco Essential Lighting

ETA Systems

E\T\C Audiovisuel PIGI projectors [in German]

Event Services

Eye Dialogue Lighting and Sound

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FAL Light Effects


Famco / Rham

Fata Morgana Productions

Felix [in Polish]

Fergo Plastic Projections

Fiber Optic Products, Inc

FiberTech International, Inc

Fibre Light Systems

Flame Fx simulated flames

Flaming Lamps flame effects

Flashlight NL

Flying Pig Systems

Fogspecs Look Solutions' US site

Fourth Phase

FPF Ltd - DMX cards for the PC

Francis Searchlights Ltd

Freestyler freeware Windows-based DMX512 controller

Frezzi portable power & lighting for broadcast

Futronix digital dimming

Fuji Electric Lamp Industrial Co, Ltd

Future Light Inc. [USA]

FutureLight Lighting Systems [Germany]

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Andrew Gardner Lighting Design

GE Lighting

Gelfile, the colour gel database

Geni Electronics Co. Ltd


Genlyte Thomas Group parent company of Entertainment Technology, Vari-Lite and now also Strand Lighting (Now part of Philips)

Gilderfluke & Co., Inc Show control

GloLight photoluminescent products

GLP in German

Gillis Programming Systems - CAD for Lighting

Giochi di Luce (in Italian)

Gobocompany Ltd & Co. KG Germany


Gobo Lighting A/S

Gobo Express

The Gobo Factory

Gobogroup the worldwide group of Beacon gobo producers

Gobos To Go

Gobotech [The Gobo Factory amalgamates with Lighting by Design]

Goddard Design Co home of the lil'DMXter

Adrian Goldberg - Lighting Design

Timo S Graf - Lighting Design

Graftons Sound & Lighting

Gray Interfaces now Pathway Connectivity

GRB Stage Lighting

The Great American Market - GamOnline

The Great Outdoor Lighting Company

GRIVEN Professional Lights

Ground Zero

Grouse Lighting Limited

Gigahertz Optik optical instruments

Guil stands and rigging accessories

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Halsey Lighting

Halwani Audio Visual Saudi Arabia

Hase & Associates, Ltd lighting design

Heads! Stage Safety Innovations

HELICON Lichttechnik und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH (in German)

Hels Co Ltd

Hels Australia

Herkes Pro Lighting and Audio


Herrick Goldman Theatre Lighting Designer

High End Systems / Lightwave Research

High Resolution Lighting Limited Dublin, Ireland


HoloPro glass projection screens

High Output Inc.

Horizon Control

Horizon Technologie DMX


HTS Lighting

Hubbell Lighting

John S. Hyatt & Associates, Inc

Hydra Design & Lighting


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Ianiro Aldo SRL

ICDC Design


iLight Ltd

i-lite Ltd

Illumineering nifty gadgets

Illusion Lighting and Sound

Inhouse Audio Visual

InLight Gobos

Integra Inc

Intelligent Lighting Creations, Inc

Interactive Technologies, Inc.

Interesting Products

Svenska Interlite Gruppen AB in Swedish

International Light, Inc.

International Theatrical Truss Corp.

Inter2Face bvba


Irideon, Inc.

Iris Lighting

ISH Systems

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Jands Vista console

JB-Lighting (Germany)

JB Office (Japanese Stage Lighting in Live-net)

JEC Tech - Phone Helper for ringing Stage Telephones

JEM Smoke Machine Company Ltd

JKL Components Corporation miniature lamps & lighting

JLX Productions

Johnson Systems Inc retrofit lighting technology

Jones & Phillips Associates, Inc

JPK Systems DMX512 interfaces

Robert Juliat

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K5600 Lighting [Joker & Bug] HMI location lighting

Kevan Shaw Lighting Design

KODAK EKTAPRO 7010 and 9010 Slide Projectors

The Kilowatt Company

Kinetic Lighting

Kino Flo

Kiss-Box network control interfaces

Kliegl Bros. Collectors Society

Kohler Event Services

KOTO Electric

Kunst Macchina Production Company


KWL Lighting GmbH

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Lagotronics BV

Lamp Replacements Pty Ltd


Lancelyn Theatre Supplies

Robert Lanteigne International

Laserimage [in Swedish]

Laser Innovations

Laservision Macro~Media

Laserworld Lasers from Switzerland

LaStro [in German]

LazerMagic Productions

LDR [Luci della Ribalta, srl]

Leax Controls

LEDcap Lighting

LEDNeon Flex flexible LED strip


LED Flex Lighting LED signage

The LED Light, Inc LED sources

LED Lighting Australia LED sources & accessories

The LED Shop Australia

LED Star Systems LED star cloths

LEE Filters Canada

LEE filters UK

LEE Filters USA

Lehigh Electric Products Company


The Leon Audio Company cue light systems (and audio stuff)


Lex Products Corp.

Leviton - NSI/Colortran division [in German]

Lichtpunt Theatertechniek BV [in Dutch]

Licht-Technik GmbH

Lighting By Design gobo manufacturers

Lite Brite Neon Studio custom & design neon objects

Lighting & Electronics, Inc

Lighting Services, Inc

Light America

Lightcompany event technology in Germany

LightConverse visualisation software

Light Design Australia laser entertainment

LightFactory Software PC lighting control

Light FX Ltd

Light and Sound Design

The Light Source

Light & Stage Team

Light & Sound Solutions

Lightcraft Stage Equipment

Lightfactor Sales Ltd/Listen On-Line

Lighting Brokers Limited

Lighting Dimensions, Brisbane, Australia

Lighting Manufacturers List


Light Techniques

Lighting Technologies, Atlanta, Georgia USA

Lighting Technologies Inc, Boulder, Colorado USA

Lighting Technology Ltd

Lighting Technology, Tasmania

Lightning Lighting


Line Lite International BV Warning: technology overload

LightProcessor Ltd


Lighting Associates

Lighting Images

Lightolier Controls

Lighting & Production Resources Orlando, Florida

The Lighting Resource

Lighting Solutions

Lighting Technics

The Lighting Technology Group

Lights of America

Lighthouse Distribution Australia

Lighthouse Holland

Lightlab International

Lightmakers Australia


Lightmoves Melbourne, Australia

Lightning Lighting

Lightning Strikes




Light Unlimited Worcestershire, UK

Lighting Innovation

Light Partner

Lighting Unlimited Kansas, USA

Lighting Unlimited Johannesburg, South Africa

Lightwave Research / High End Systems

lightwright productions

Line Lite

Link cables and connectors

Lite Alternative Design


Live Wire electroluminescent wire

Look Solutions

Lots of Watts

Lowel-Light Manufacturing, Inc

LP Associates, Inc motion picture lighting products

LSC Lighting Systems



Lucetius Lighting Design


Lumenyte International Corporation


Lumi effects

Lumatech (technology warning: way too much Flash)

Lumzila Productions

Luna Technologies International, Inc photoluminescence

Lunar Lighting Lunar Lighting Balloons Australasia

Lutron Electronics

Luxam Museum and Miniauture Stage lighting

LuxArt Conception Inc lighting design software

Luxart Digital Design media & design


LX Productions

Lycian Stage Lighting

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Macsound Theatrical Supplies

Macostar Hong Kong

MA Lighting

Mad Lighting

Madrix LED controllers software [in German]

Mandylights lighting design group

Gruppo Manfrotto Stands, tripods & grip equipment

Manfrotto Australia Stands, tripods & grip equipment

Manolator free DMX 512 interface software

Maris Ltd

Martin Professional A/S

Martin Canada

Mastercut Australia gobos

Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc

Marumo Electric Company Ltd

Matrix Productions

MediaMation, Inc Show Control

Megabay Lighting Enterprises

Meggaflash Technologies

Met Studio lighting design

John McKernon Software

M.C. Lights and Manufacturing Ltd.

MDG Fog Generators Ltd

MediaMation Show Control and MultiMedia

Meteorlites Designer mirror balls

Meteor Light and Sound Company

Microhire AV, Audio, Staging & Lighting hire

MicroLite Corporation Low-voltage lighting controllers

Michel Milbou Lighting Design

MidiLite computer lighting effects system

Milos Structural Systems US

Milos Structural Systems Czech Republic





Mode Lighting UK

Modular International, Inc


Moody, Ravitz, Hollingsworth Lighting Design Inc.


Morpheus Lighting

Simon Morris Associates

Motion Lighting


Multiform Technology Group

Multi-Lite International lamp suppliers


Musco Lighting

Musson Theatrical Inc.

MSZDesign (AutoBLOCK 2000)

Mystical Distributing Company fireworks and special effects

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Native American Lighting Corporation

Nebula Technology

Neon Art from Krypton Neon

Neumann & Mueller Veranstaltungstechnik

Neo-Neon LED Development Co, Ltd

Next Generation Technologies PC lighting and sound control

NJD Electronics Mirage colour mixing system

Nocturn Ultraviolet Visual Effects


Nordic Rentals A/S [in Danish]

Norsk Sceneteknikk a.s [in Norwegian]

Northern Light

Northlights Systems DMX512 interface products

La Novalight

Novatech Productions

NSI Corporation and Colortran

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The Obie Company

Oceania Audio Ltd

Odyssee Innovative Designs

Oregon Stage Lighting & Sound Inc

Rusty Lowrey's On Cue Productions

On-light [mixed German & English]

OpenClear devoper of the Clarity console

Optic Fibre & LED Lighting Solutions

Optic-Light Incorporated

Optikinetics Limited

Optifanatics specialists in Optikinetics and other lighting effects

Oracle Laser Productions

Orion Lighting

OSCAR Lighting AB

Osram English Language

Osram German Language

OzLight lighting design by David L Sadler

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Pacific Event Lighting

Packaged Lighting Systems

Palazzo Lighting Design

Pampa Lite

Panalux formerly Panavision Lighting, AFM Lighting and LEE Lighting

Panavision Lighting Australia film & television lighting rentals

Pani Projection and Lighting Vertriebs GmbH formerly Ludwig Pani

Panja, Inc.

David D Parker

D & K Parkinson Sound Lighting Services Film and television lighting

Pathway Connectivity

Scott C. Parker: Designer of Light and Shadow

peperoni light

PG Stage

Phaseshift Productions

Philips Lighting

Photon Light LED torches

Pinkney Associates Lighting Design


Polaron Controls Ltd

Poly-Optical Products, Inc

Power Gems electronic ballasts

Powerhouse Switzerland [in German]

Bill Holshevnikoff's Power of Lighting

Precision Lighting Design

Premier Lighting & Production Company USA

Premier Lighting Australia

Procon Multimedia AG

Production Advantage

Production Design International

The Production Shop

Pro Design Lighting

Pro Lamps Pty Ltd

Pro Light & Sound

Prophet Entertainment

Pro Tapes & Specialties

Production Arts Lighting, Inc.

The Production Resource Group

Production Works

Pro World

The PRG Lighting Group

Professional Stage Lighting


Pro Lighting Supplies

Prolyte Products

Prudential Lighting

Ptarmigan Consulting

Pulcinella Theatertechniek in Dutch

Pulsar Light of Cambridge Ltd

Pulse Ent

Pure magic Productions

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Quartzcolor Film & TV luminaires - now part of Groupe Fokia

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R.A.G. Leisure and Entertainment Ltd

Radiant Imaging Inc.

Mario Raez LD

Rahr Design

Rainbow Colour Changers

RAT Stands


Redmonkey moving light technical resources.

Reiche & Vogel

Al Reiners Lighting Director & Gaffer

Relight Productions

RenderLight Design Studios

Resolution X

RGH Lighting

Richmond Sound Design - Show Control

Riedel Communications talkback and comms systems

Robe Show Lighting s.r.o.

Rocket Film Equipment

Roctronics Lighting

Rosco Entertainment Technology, Inc. now Entertainment Technology


Rose Brand

Royal Disco [in Swedish]

Ryger lighting effects & control systems

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Sabre Ltd

Sacramento Theatrical Lighting

Sage Lighting Ltd

SAMC Designs developers of Catalyst Pixelmad software

Yngve Sandboe AS

Satelight Design

Satis &Fy

Jeffrey E. Salzberg lighting designer for dance and theatre

John Schlick lighting designer

Scilux LED lighting


Selecon now part of Philips

Serious Staging

Service Lighting lamp suppliers

SET-Systems Oy Fibre Optics & LEDs in Finland

SGM Elettronica

Shmithz free dmx software


Show Control


Showers International Pty Ltd

Show-Communication Lighting, Sound, Rigging, Video [in German]

Show Distribution

Show Technology Australia Pty Ltd

ShowTech Australia Rigging specialists

Sinewave Energy Technology

Sky-Tracker searchlights

Socapex entertainment connectors

SLD Lighting & Sound

SmartLight Theatre lighting software

Simon Morris Associates Lighting Designers

Soft++ Ltd

Solaris used stage & concert lighting & sound equipment

Soundlight in German

Soundsculpture Incorporated Wireless Dimming

Sound Lighting F/X Warning: web page technology overload

Sound & Light Company UK

The Source Shop?

spacecannon Illumination Inc

spacecannon Australia

Special FX Lighting

Spectrum Lighting

The Spot Company

Spotlight srl

Stage Depot on-line auctions

Stage Electrics

Stage Equipment and Lighting Inc

Stage Light Design UK

Stage Lighting the CD-ROM by Danor

StageLight Inc, Houston Texas, USA

Stagelite, Italy

Stagelight Sweden's Backstage World

Stagelight Unlimited

StageSpecs Online


Stageworks Lighting, Ltd.

Staging Connections

Staging Rentals

Star Light and Sound

Starlite Systems Technology [UK]

Starlight Entertainment [USA]

Starry Night Lights Night sky friendly outdoor lighting

State Automation formerly Bytecraft Automation

Marsha Stern Lighting Design & Consulting, Inc.

The Stockroom Inc.

Straight Street Services

STTV and A/V Service, Inc.

Star Light &Magic

Strand Lighting (Canada) Now part of Philips

Strand Lighting (USA) Now part of Philips

Strong International

Studio Due

SurplusLED commercial LEDs

Sunbelt Scenic Studios


Super Vision International fibre optics

Surelux Lighting - Architectural

Sutton Vane Associates, Lighting Design


Sylvania Lighting Australasia


System Technologies

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Robert Tant Lighting Design


Teatronics Lighting Controls


Technical Art Solutions (Tec Art)

Technical Direction Company (TDC)

Tempest Lighting, Inc luminaire enclosures

Terralec Ltd

10:47 (Ten47 Ltd) harsh environment electrical connectors

Texas Scenic Co

Lasers By Technological Artisans

The Field Template Family Reference Manuals in Plastic


Theater Technisch Lab BV

Theatre Projects Consultants

Theater Services Guide

Theatre Sys

Theatrical Stagelights

TheatreTech Limited theatrical supplier in New Zealand

Theatrical Media Services, Inc


32 Hundred Lighting and Audio

Three Arts Services / GMT

TLD Lichttechnik GmbH

TLS Theatrical Lighting Systems, Inc

TLS Productions Western Australia

Things That Swing Inc.

James Thomas Engineering

Times Square Lighting

Timebeam projected clocks (formerly Gray Supply Company)

Tokistar Lighting Systems low voltage lighting systems

Total Fabrications

TMB Associates

Tomar Electronics

Tools for Stagecraft

Top Lighting Equipment Co.

Topaz Enterprises

Top End Sounds

TPR Enterprises, Ltd fibre optic lighting

Tracoman Inc.

Traffic Light


Triad AV Services - Show Control

Trodonic Atco

Turtle Productions

TVLD - lighting design and direction for television

Twins Bulgaria

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Ultra Light Manufacturing Company


Universal Lighting and Audio

USBDMX Ben Suffolk's USB to DMX interface

Ushio America, Inc.

Usine à Rêve

UV/FX Scenic Productions

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Vanco Lighting Services

Vari*Lite Inc Now part of Philips

Vast Lighting

Venutech Australia



Vincent Lighting Systems

Virtual Lighting

Vision Quest Lighting Product Design and Manufacturing consulting

Visual Effects Inc.

VisuaLies makers of the Half-Hog

VLPS Lighting Services the production arm of Vari-Lite

VXCO Licht- &Showtechnik GmbH

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Douglas Welch Design Associates

West Side Systems Virtual Lighting Lab & Pocket Lighting software packages.

Westsun International Inc.

Wet Electrics Production Designer software

White Light UK

White Lite Industries Australia

White Stallion Tour Events production services in Ireland

Wildfire, Inc

Steven L. Williams' Design Studio

Bill Williams and Associates

Wings Technology Co Ltd home of the Alien Flishing Baby

Wireless Solution AB wireless DMX

Mike Wood Consulting entertainment technology IP consultants

World of Thought Film & Television Services

Wybron, Inc.

WYSIWYG Lighting Design Software



Xenotech Brightlites



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Yancheng Golden Idea Neon Light Factory Display & signage

Yuri Entertainment Technologies Inc.

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Zap Technology makers of the BigLite


Zircon Designs now moved to

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On Line Lighting Forums & Industry News

ALIA's own On-line Forums

Avolites Discussion Forum

Blue Room technical forum

Catalyst PixelMAD SAMSC Support Forums

The Cinematography Mailing List high school technical forums

The Light Network

Lichtler Forum [in German]

Live_light WWWBoard

Light Jockey 2 Forums

LSC Lighting Systems Forums

The Stagecraft Mailing List Subscription info, searchable archives etc.

Show-Control Mailing List

UK Lighting Design Forum for Lighting Designers and moving light operators


Industry News

ALIA's news page our own news pages

Live Design formerly Lighting Dimensions and Entertainment Design

Lighting & Sound International (LS&I) Online

Lighting & Sound America Online

Projection Lights and Staging News PLSN


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Trade Shows and Conferences

Entech Intech formerly Entech

ETS - LDI The Entertainment Technology Week (formerly LDI)



PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association) Pro Production Live Event Marketplace (PLSN magazine)

SIB Rimini Event & Entertainment Technology

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Akropolis Arts Magazine

American Cinematographer Online

Arts Books Dance, Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts books

AV magazine Australia Quite a bit of Lighting content

Rendering with Radiance, The Art and Science of Lighting Visualization

Australian Music Industry Directory

The Base Times Online Center for Performing Arts Professionals

Backstage Book Shoppe

Broadway Press Publishers

CX Magazine formerly Connections

Currency Press The performing arts publisher

DeScope A Cranky Journal of Themed Entertainment and Design

Drama Publishers

Electronic Journal of Lighting

Entertainment Design Magazine

(web) Heads Newsletter

iLINE Ltd.'s indieWIRE


Lighting - Art & Science for International Designers IESANZ

Lighting & Sound International magazine

Lighting Design and Tecnoshow

Lighting Dimensions Magazine

Lighting Futures the online version of RPI's journal.

Live Design magazine the amalagamation of Lighting Dimensions and Entertainment Design magazines

Book resources at The Light Network

Lighting FX - The Discotheque Lighting Tabloid


LX Magazine

Modern FollowSpot Monthly

Projection Lights & Staging News

Performance Magazine Online

Pioneer Drama Service

PLASA's L&SI Bookshop

Professional Lighting magazine

The Journal of Pyrotechnics

Profile Magazine online

Recommended Practice for Ethernet Cabling Systems in Entertainment Lighting Applications

Sono Mag - World Edition from France [English and French versions]

ShowTechnology magazine On Line

Stage Directions Magazine

Stage Lighting DVDs from EVC Digital

Standards Australia purchase standards documents online

Technologies for Worship Magazine

The Journal at Theatre Central

Theatre Arts Video Library

Theatre Network Magazine

Theatre Skills Training Video - Greenlight Productions

Total Production US magazine

Total Production international magazine

Venue magazine interiors | lighting | audiovisual

World Discotheque Review

Yale Technical Brief

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Film & Television

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian Television

Artslynx Film/Video Equipment Suppliers Links

BBC Public Access

The Broadcasting Link

The Blue Screen / Chroma Key Page

The Internet Movie Database at Australia

Internet Stage & Screen Resources

The Italian Film Commission

JV III NYC Film Production Resource Locator

Kemps Film and Television production handbook

Mandy's Film and Television Production Directory

The Moving Image Links page

The Producer's Masterguide

Caryn.Com Resources for Independent Film makers

Sence's Film Related Links

Some Film Web Links of Interest

Special Broadcasting Service

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Health and Safety

BBC Safety Net

S4T - Scottish Theatres Technical Training Trust

Backstage Safety Guidelines [Bath University - UK]

Center for Safety in the Arts


Rigging Safety from JR Clancy

Where to find MSDS on the Internet

MSDS Search at Cornell's Department of Enviromental Health and Safety

Safety for the Performing Arts & Film WorkSafe BC [Canada]

Safety Links page at Kansas State University's Physics Dept.

National Fire Protection Association [US]

Occupational Safety and Health Resources

Safety Information Resources on the InterNet

US Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Material Safety Data Sheet Search

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Special Effects / Pyrotechnics

Air Cannon Construction ?

Alfonso's Breakaway Glass

Amusenet - Special Effects page

CITC special effects equipment

EMF Technology

Foti International Fireworks

Firework Professionals Ltd

Fireworks Co

Fireworks International UK

FTF Worldwide

Haunt Master Products home of the Fright Lite.

HVFX High Voltage Special Effects

Indoor Pyrotechnics

Kabuki Confetti, Streamers and C02 Canons

kVA Effects - high voltage special effects

LeMaitre Special Effects Inc USA

LeMaitre Special Effects Ltd UK

Maximum F X

Midland Fireworks Staffordshire UK

Pyro Sync International

Pyropak - Pyrotechnics

Reel EFX man-made tornadoes etc

Show FX Australia inflatables and effects machines

Skylighter pyrotechnics supplies.

Technology Design Associates

Terror By Design

Theatre Effects - Special Effects

Tiny Fogger

Unique hazer

Viper Fogger

Sam Woodward Pyrotechnics & Fireworks

Wu Xi Yuedi Confetti Co, Ltd China

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Training at Berlin University of Applied Sciences in German

BBC Training and Development

The Great American Market's (GAM) Colour Theory section

cad4theatre CAD Training for the theatre and entertainment industries

Lighting Design at Harvard

Intellabeam Training Videotapes


The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts information on low cost or free modeling and visualization software / techniques for lighting educators.

Opleiding Theater Techniek (School for Theatre Technology) - Amsterdam

JavaGel a colour mixing tool

Lighting Program at the University of Kansas

The Virtual Reality On-Stage project at the University of Kansas

Theatre & Drama at the University of Wisconsin

The Live Theatre Technician Training Project

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Industry Affiliation Program

Nordisk Institutt for Scene og Studio in Norwegian

Stage Technology at NYC Technical College

Lighting Research Center at RPI (Rensselear Polytechnic Institute)

Lighting Research at Canada's Institute for Research in Construction

The Department of Lighting and Sound Design, Theatre Academy of Finland (in English and Finnish)

Royal Scottish Academy of Music Drama

S4T - Scottish Theatres Technical Training Trust

La Sfacciata Lighting Academy, Florence Italy (sponsored by Targetti)

The Show Training Network

Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts

The Virtual Lighting Lab

The Joy of Visual Perception: A Web Book

US Performing Arts & Media Camps technical theatre summer camps

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - Lighting Course Info

Performing Arts Administration- Wits University, South Africa

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Lighting Reference Information

DMX 512

Dan Mills' DMX-512 Mini-FAQ

Why Terminate ? Doug Fleenor's LDI paper on DMX 512 terminations.

The DMX-512 page at Opleiding Theater Techniek

PC Interfaces for DMX512 Systems

ESTA * DMX Usage Data * Products Catalog

Ujjal's DMX pages


David Buckley's not only about DMX512

Moving fixture information at

Bytecraft's Entertaiment Industry Glossary

Vincent Lighting Systems' Glossary of USStage and Studio Terms courtesy of Altman Lighting

Glossary of UKTechnical Theatre Terms maintained by John Primrose of Exeter University.

Philips Lighting Glossary

Theatre Words words from the theatre in a wide variety of languages. From OISTAT

Georg Mischler's Lighting Design Glossary at

GE Lighting Glossary

Lemac's Glossary of Aussie Film and TV Terms mostly serious :-)

Non-Standard Theatrical Terms Courtesy of Sapsis Rigging - not even slightly serious

Lighting Museum at Compulite-Danor, Hod Hasharon, Israel

The New York Public Library & The Lighting Archive's Theatrical Lighting Database

Redmonkey Lighting Projects a collection of lighting reference information.

Luminaire reference information from Lightmoves

Lamp reference information from Lightmoves

Index of Knots Courtesy of the Scout Association.

Ropers Knots Page

Light and Colour - a primer at Molecular Expressions Microscopy

Light Measurement Handbook

The Lighting Library compiled by Bill Williams and Associates.

Patents Database at Mike Wood COnsulting

Todd Proffitt's Lighting Software page.

Peter Suber's Knots on the Web sort of a Lighting Links Page for Knots

Stage Lighting Math Formulas from Lighting & Electronics

USITT Technical Production Commission

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Stage & Concert Lighting Designers' Web Ring

Design Images Online

Theatre Design & Technical Jobs

Entertainment Industries Inc Theatre Technical Employment

Theatre Historical Society of America

Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc.

24/7 Theming Concepts Queensland, Australia

Sources of Light for Magic Lanterns information on historical light sources.

The Shioi Project

ANAT - Australian Network for Art and Technology

CICA's Lighting Rendering Project

John Primrose's Strand Electric Archive

Seecol - The Strand Electric and Engineering Company Limited reference information on Strand Electric products and history

Theatre Computer Visualization Center TCVC

Rapid Prototyping

ACT Enterprises, Inc Suspension Hardware

Lighting Control Systems Developers Listserver

Sapsis Rigging Inc stage rigging hardware

Fehr Bros. Industries, Inc stage rigging hardware

The Chicago Flyhouse rigging and flying

Clear-Com - Talkback Systems

Artslink the South African Arts and Culture Hub

Polar Focus, Inc. - rigging and stage effects

Fargo Scenic Paints

Glow, Inc fluorescent materials.

The Black Bag Co bags for the entertainment industry.

Visual Effect

Arjan's Show-Biz Centre Make-up, magic tricks, crossdressing, fake teeth, etc

Jeff's Photo Gallery of Streetlights & Poles

About Magic Lanterns

Vintage Lighting Antique fittings 1890s - 1940s.

ORLAB Optics and Radiometry Laboratory

Backstage Technical Services at Bath University

Roland Greil's Hog Operator pages (Warning: extreme over use of Flash - broadband users only).

The Stage Technicians' Association at the University of Bristol

Stage Lighting Tech Pages

Techie's 'R' Us from Ireland

Stage Lighting at Great Yarmouth College

Techie Girl's Booth

The Stage Technicians Hidey-hole at LIPA

Andy Leviss's - From the Other Side of the Stage

Christians In The Theatre Arts

The Great Internet Light Bulb Book, Part I

Cress Photo's Flashbulb Information site

lightkid by German teenager Denis Hessberger

John Coombes CAD links

Stage Research Inc

IME Software's Raytrace program

Yahoo's Concert Photography Club

Stageline mobile stages

Genie Industries

Lobo Systems Ltd access platforms

Hybrid Cases

Technical theatre Humour collection

Horizon Stage Tech Team

The Socialist Magic page

The Magic Key High tech electronic illusions. [in german] venues in Germany

Circuit diagram for a random flicker controller for flame and candle effects. Very cheap and simple to construct.
Available as graphic file (GIF) file or in CAD drawing exchange format (DXF).

El-Com Hardware case hardware.

How Stuff Works an on-line encyclopaedia of how all manner of things work.

Survival Research Laboratories

Tupperware® On-line Catalog


Walt's Lighting up the place...

bit bopper 'Videogobo' Synthesizer

Colin Baldwin's History of Live Production in Australia Colin's personal view of the history of concert lighting in Eastern Australia.

Big Image Systems

VB Enterprises - The Shell

Harald Schaefer's Theater und Veranstaltungstechnik - in German

stage-line - in Italian

Engineering Software Exchange Newsletter

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Lighting Software

SchwartzPeter Freeware DMX controller software for theatre and dance [in French]

AGI32 lighting calculation and rendering software

Rob Halliday's FocusTrack software for tracking the use of automated lighting.

LD Assistant Specialised CAD package. for designing Lighting, Sound Video and Production plots. (Based on the AutoCAD engine)

Timothy H. Buchman's The Second Cut. Resources for ETC Obsession users

LightControllerPlus PC based lighting control software - in German

D::Light Mac and PC lighting control software from - in French

LightLogic iOS software console linked to the Mac platform and the Enttec dongle

Abstract ClubShow Controller Simulator

Dimmercity Avolite Dimmer Patch Spreadsheet templates for Excel.

DMX Dips is a program to assist with the DIP switch settings on High End(tm) Systems Inc's Trackspot ® by calculating the settings of Address and Personality DIP switches for a given DMX start channel number.

inViso by Informative Graphics a free DWG/DXF/DWF viewer for the Windows platform.

FOLD Fast Online Lighting Design 1 Luminaire selection and quick calculations

Vectorworks file viewer for Windows and Macintosh. *Large download* For Vectorworks/Spotlight versions 9,10 & 11 information on on low cost modelling and visualisation software.

Radiance synthetic imaging system

LD Calculator and other software tools from Paul Pelletier

LightCalc Lighting Designer's Aid software.

LightDoc lighting design documentation software.

Lighting Software Tools from GE

Noah Price's TheatreMac Theatre Software for the Macintosh

ShowMagic Lighting, sound and video control software for Windows

Pocket Lighting A suite of PalmOS lighting software from West Side Systems.(Runs on Palm, IBM WorkPad, Handspring, Sony, etc handheld computers)

VirtualGM is a working emulation of the Grand Master resistance dimmer boards of old, developed by Nick Hunt, lighting lecturer at Rose Bruford College in the UK. VirtualGM runs on the Macintosh platform and produces a DMX output via the Lanbox interface.

WYSIWYG Design visualization software

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Lighting CAD and Symbol Libraries

Select link to download AutoCAD blocks of European and Australian theatre / film / television luminaires with standard attributes for extraction with ATTEXT command.
(drawing unit = millimetre).
Source: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts as above but in DXF format. AutoCAD blocks of US theatre luminaires , no attributes. DXF version of each block included for importing into most CAD programs.
(drawing unit = inches)
Source: Matt Meuller

USITT symbols in DXF format
Source: Jeffrey E. Salzberg - Cullen Performance Hall, Houston Tx.

Jeffrey E Salzberg's set of luminaire symbols, which now includes a coffee cup ring to add authenticity to your drawings. Avialable in DWG, DXF, and PDF formats.

Lucetius Lighting Design Dietrich Juengling's CAD Symbols in DXF format.
2D and 3D Symbols for Robotics, Concert Luminaires, Truss, Rigging etc.

Web Sites for Theatrical Computer Aided Drafting collated by Mark Harvey at University of Minnesota Duluth

ABTT proposed CAD Standards available for comment on David Ripely's cad4theatre site.

Patrick Immel's CAD Library for Theatre

CAD Tutorials for the Theatre by Kent Goetz at Cornell U

Try out LJ2 - Olle Skalare's Lighting Application for AutoCAD R13-R14.

StageSpecs Online

AutoBLOCK 2000 AutoCAD add-on from MSZDesign. 3D drawings of Light &Sound Design's Icon robotic luminaires in DXF format . A couple of AutoCAD productivity tools courtesy of Moody Ravitz Hollingworth.
(Requires a reasonable knowledge of AutoCAD)

3D drawings of High End Systems / Lightwave Research products in DXF and MiniCad formats for the Mac or in DXF format for the PC.

CAD blocks of Source Four fixtures in DXF format

CAD symbols of Vari*Lite robotic luminaires: VL1000 Series, VL 2000 Spots, VL 2000 Wash, VL 2416 Wash, VL 3000 in 2D, VL 3000 in 3D, VL 2C Spot, VL 4 Wash

Clay Paky CAD Symbols in DXF and DWG formats

Pulsar and Clay Paky CAD Symbols in DXF format in two ZIP files: and

Modelbox lighting symbols

Altman CAD symbols in DWG format and DXF format

Gavin Donaldson-Selby's MacLux to Fastcad3. Converts lighting information from MacLux Pro to Fastcad3.

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