Focus On Lighting by Richard Cadena ETP04
tents by chapter:
1.Your Marks, Get Set_ - What is this kinetic entity we call the entertainment lighting industry?
Generation DMX - The DMX512 control protocol and what it means. a. Binary Building Blocks - What is binary and why do we care? b. 512, 513, Whatever it Takes - Bits and bytes. c. Decoding DMX d. DMX cable - Quality or quantity?
Advanced Control Network - What's in store for the future of control protocol.
4.What Temperature Is That Colour? - Color temperature for the masses.
5.Apples To Apples - How do you measure light output?
6.>/b> Eli the Iceman Cometh - Power factor and power factor correction.
7.Dimming Dem Doggone Lights - How does a dimmer work and what is the future of dimming technology? a. Forward Phase Control b. Controlling With Silicon - SCR's and triacs c. Choking the Current - current chokes d. Reverse Phase Control - The future of dimming technology? e. Breaking the Choke Hold - Chokeless dimming f. Stoopid Dimming Tricks
8.Real Lighting Techs - A tribute to Bill McCarty, lighting tech a. Be Prepared b. Work Hard c. Study Your Craft d. Share Your Good Fortune e. Have a Good Attitude f. Enjoy Life
9.The Inverse Square Law - Diverging light. a. Getting Around the Law b. Photometrics c. The Inverse of the Inverse Square Law
10.Achromatic Lenses - What do the specs mean? a. Refraction b. Dispersion c. Aberration d. Achromatic Lenses
11.Circuit Breakers - Thermal versus Magnetic a. Getting Hot and Bothered b. Tripping with Magnetism
12.Step This Way - Stepper motors and Microstepping a. Servo Motors and Pencil Shavings b. Stepper Motors and Sensors c. One Small Step, One Even Smaller Step d. Stepping Into the Microcosm e. Three Phase Stepper Motors
13.Switching to Energy Efficient Power Supplies - Electronic switching power supplies and magnetic ballast power supplies; how do they differ and what are the advantages of each?
14.Dichroic Filters and Glass Gobos - What are they? How are they made? Why are they better? a. Dichroic Filters b. Building a Better Mousetrap c. Got Glass Gobos? d. Photolithography
15.Reflector Geometry - Why is this light brighter but that one is prettier? a. Tennis Anyone? b. Read My Ellipse
16.Technology Crystal Ball - What's in store for the future of automated lighting? (c)2002, 120 pages.
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