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Welcome to Traxon e:cue's Get2Know Knowledge Bank! Here you will find articles written by our team of lighting professionals on a variety of lighting and control topics. If there is a specific topic you are interested in, please let us know.

Manual DMX Addressing vs Auto Addressing

Manual addressing is the process by which a lighting programmer assigns a unique DMX address to each device on a given DMX network, and auto addressing is a process by which devices on a DMX network are automatically assigned a unique DMX address based on their numerical order on the network.

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Content to Consider for DMX Programming

There are times when a desire for dynamic lighting arises, but then there is also a loss as to what to do with the lighting. Dynamic lighting manufacturers and/or programmers will generally ask the customer for a list of content they need for programing. Sometimes people will go online to searching for a list of effects that could help them decide what to put on their content list.

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What is DMX512?

DMX512 is a lighting control protocol developed by the USITT (United States Institute for Theater (Technology) for the control of theatrical dimmers and ancillary components. Due to its high-speed data transmission, its robustness, and its ease of installation, DMX512 has been coopted for use in the control of architectural luminaires as the need for multi-parameter control has developed.

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Effective Projected Area Ratings

Exterior installations can involve multiple aspects of examination that are not involved with interior installations, including environmental conditions such as rain, snow, sleet, ice, water, sunlight, and wind. For this study, we will focus on the impact of wind on lighting fixtures. Designing an exterior installation, the consideration of wind isn’t as simple as selecting a low-profile fixture.

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