The Code of the Mode

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Written by Brad Schiller

Automated lighting fixtures are very complex little robots that dutifully follow the commands given to them by savvy automated lighting programmers. Some people refer them as “intelligent lights,” however the fixtures contain little intelligence and usually rely on the programmer to send them instructions. Without us they would just sit there and do nothing!

Even though these automated creatures wait patiently for our commands, they have their own ways of exerting control over us. Most every fixture type has a selection of modes that determine functions, protocols, and output. It is essential that automated lighting programmers are familiar with these modes.

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