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Lighting Basics

Light Fixtures, Mounting & Safety


In this module students will encounter different types of light fixtures, mounting hardware and safety equipment used to build a professional lighting rig.  Students get hands-on experience hanging fixtures and connecting power and signal control cables, to attain a complete understanding of how an interconnected lighting system works.

Topics & Talking Points

  • Leko, Par Can, Spotlight, LED 
  • Lasers, Hazers & Smoke Machines
  • Truss, Base Plates
  • C-clamp, C-wrench
  • Safety Chains


  • Build simple truss assemblies
  • Hang Light Fixtures
  • Operate C-wrenches and clamps
  • Install safety chains
  • Connect power cables and DMX signal cables