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Lighting Board Instructions
How to turn on the Lighting Patch Board
When turning on the lighting board to begin lighting a set you will want to make sure that all of the lights have been cleared. This disassociates any light with any channel. To do this you need to…
- Hold the clear key which is located on the “Control Keypad”
- While holding the clear button, flip the switch which is located on the back of the lighting patch board from off to on.
- Note: Make sure that you hold the clear button until you see 3 doted lines in the “LCD Display”. When the three lines appear you have cleared the board.
How to set a light to a channel
When lighting a set for the first time, be sure to write down on a separate piece of paper which channel corresponds to which light (ex. Channel 1 = Light #236). For this example we will use light 236 and channel 1.
1) On the “Control Keypad” press the dimmer key. Dimmer is another word for light on the lighting patch board. After you have pressed the Dimmer key, you will see the word “Dimmer” appear on the second line of the “LCD Display”.
2) Next you will want to enter the number of the Dimmer/Light that you would like to turn on (the light number is written above the light on the batten from which it hangs) So look up and find the number of the light..
3) In this example you will enter 236 after hitting the dimmer key. The “LCD Display” should now read. Dimmer 236 _
4) Next you need to press the “AT” key on the “Control Keypad”.
5) Your “LCD Display” should show… DIMMER 236 @ _
6) Now you need to designate that dimmer/light to a dimmer switch which is designated by a channel number. There are 24 different channels in the Channels Section. For this example press the 1 key in the “Control Keyboard”. The “LCD Display” should display… Dimmer 236 @ 1_
Before the last step, you need to make sure that dimmer switch is at zero. Locate the correct fader switch, which will be in the middle row of dimmer switches, and pull the fader down to 0.
7) The final step to setting a light to a channel is pressing the “Enter Key in the “Control Keypad”.
Now that you have entered the light into the patch board you can bring up the dimmer switch to turn on the light.
Troubleshoot: If the light does not turn on, there are 3 possibilities that could be preventing it from turning on.
1) On the “Crossfader” section of the board make sure that the “Scene 1” fader bar is pushed up to 10 and the “Scene 2” fader is pushed up to Zero.
2) Make sure that the “Grandmaster” fader is pushed up to 10.
3) If all of the faders are pushed up and the light still is not lighting up, check to make sure that the light is plugged into the batten.
If none of these troubleshooting steps work, it is possible that filament in the bulb has been broken, or a fuse has been blown. Contact either the teacher or Steve the studio engineer, and report the problem.
To Clear a light:
1) Repeat steps 1 – 5 from the “How to set a light to a channel.
2) When you get to step six, instead of putting in a number for a channel. You need to push the 0 key on the “Control” keypad. Then push “Enter”