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  • Multi-Level Cyc Lighting with Desire and Selador Classic
    How to achieve the traditional cyc-lighting look of a ground row and top row by mounting Selador units in clusters at the top or the bottom of a cyc, focusing them on different vertical sections, and using lenses to precisely spread the light.
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    Lustr, Paletta, Vivid-R, Vivid Fire and Ice, Pearl, Desire D40, Desire D60, Desire Studio


    Unison Paradigm Touchscreen Theme Design
    Application Note about design themes in Control Designer
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    Unison Paradigm 7" Touchscreens


    NEC Acceptability of ETC UL Listed Dimmers - Revised for 2011 NEC
    NEC Acceptability of ETC UL Listed Dimmers and Associated Branch Circuits Operated at 100% Load, 100% Continuous Rating. By Steve Terry, written specifically for Engineers and AHJs
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    Sensor Dimmer Modules


    Designing Cyc Wash Applications with Selador
    Suggested placement of Selador Series LED fixtures to wash cycs
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    Lustr, Paletta, Vivid-R, Vivid Fire and Ice


    Configuring HBA Sensors for Paradigm Systems
    Adding & configuring sensors in LightDesigner
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    Unison Paradigm LightDesigner


    Understanding Control of Emergency Lighting Circuits
    By Steve Terry (2010), Discussion of UL924, UL1008, and other Codes pertaining to Emergency Lighting Control
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    ETC Selador LED UV Emissions
    The safe use of Selador LED luminaires to illuminate works of art, objects in a museum or similar delicate photosensitive objects requires knowledge of the ultraviolet radiation emitted.
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    Lustr, Paletta, Vivid-R, Vivid Fire and Ice


    Unison Paradigm Control Functions, Indicator States
    This Application Note identifies and describes the various control functions of Paradigm
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    Unison Paradigm Architectural Controls


    When White Light Isn’t white
    Mike Wood discusses the problems with defining "white' in regards to LED-based light.
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    Lustr, Paletta, Vivid-R, Vivid Fire and Ice


    How Do LEDs Work?
    Mike Wood takes a look at the fundamental functions of an LED.
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    Lustr, Paletta, Vivid-R, Vivid Fire and Ice


    Color prejudice, or how bright is that LED really?
    Mike Wood discusses the quality of light from LEDs.
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    Lustr, Paletta, Vivid-R, Vivid Fire and Ice


    Minimum Light Level Maintenance
    A quick how-to about setting minimum light levels
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    Sensor+ Installation Racks (SR), Unison DRd with Paradigm Control, Unison DRd with SmartLink Control, SmartPack Wall-Mount with SmartLink


    Entertainment Lighting Control Philosophy
    An explanation of entertainment lighting control philosophy by Anne Valentino and Sarah Clausen, ETC Control Product Managers.
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    SmartFade, Congo, Eos, Congo jr, SmartFade ML, Ion, Element


    Using HBA Sensors in Paradigm Systems
    Incorporating Hubbell Building Automation sensors in Unison systems
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    Unison Paradigm Architectural Controls


    Distribution Applications Guide
    To assist you with system design, understanding, use and specification of ETC distribution equipment.
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    Connector Strips, Pigtail and Outlet Boxes, NEMA Wall Plates, Floor Pockets, Retractable Lighting Position (RLP)


    Unison ERn Control Enclosure BTU Information
    Included in this document are typical Unison ERn enclosure worst-case BTU outputs
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    Unison ERn Rack-mount Control Enclosure, Unison ERn Wall-mount Control Enclosure


    Choosing the Right Dimmer for Your Application
    David North walks you through the process of identifying the correct dimmer system for your installations.
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    Sensor+ Installation Racks (SR), Sensor+ Touring Racks, Sensor Installation Racks


    Fluorescent Battery Module Technical Information
    Application Note about the new D20FB modules
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    Legacy Unison Fluorescent Option Module


    Unison Firmware Updates
    Application Note about software and firmware updates to Unison Paradigm components
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    Unison Paradigm Lighting Control Systems


    Understanding Common-Neutral Branch Circuits
    Understanding Common-Neutral (Multi-wire) Branch Circuits and Phase-Control Dimming Installations. Updated for 2008 NEC code
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    Lamp Life: Factors and Proper Selection
    David North discusses what to consider when selecting a fixture.
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    Source Four HPL lamp


    Distributed Dimming Power Feeds
    Power Feed considerations for Distributed Dimming systems
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    SmartBar 2, SmartModule 2


    ETC Global Dimming Survey Results
    Unique Global Dimmer Load Survey Delivers Surprising Results
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    Sensor+ Installation Racks (SR)


    Understanding AIC and SCCR
    By Steve Terry (2005), Different Meanings and Applications for AIC and SCCR
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    UL versus ETL Brief
    By Ellen White (2005), Brief on the two Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories
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    Understanding Wire Temperature Ratings
    Understanding Wire Temperature Ratings, Dimmer Racks, and Conduit Fill. By Steve Terry (2005), Key Points to Help Explain Wire Temperature Ratings
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    Sensor+ Installation Racks (SR), Unison DRd Dimming


    Options for Non-Dimmed Loads
    by David North (2004), Choosing between Dimmer and Relay Modules
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    Sensor Dimmer Modules, Sensor Dimmer Modules - Relay


    Chokes and Risetime
    By David North (2001), Simple explanation of rise-time
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    Sensor Series Sound (DB) Test Results
    Acoustic Tests for ETC Dimmer Racks by Soundcoat in Irvine, CA
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    Sensor Installation Racks


    Color Mixing with LEDs
    This discussion differentiates between the myriad LED offerings on the market by examining the quality of colored light achievable with LEDs.
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    Lustr, Paletta, Vivid-R, Vivid Fire and Ice


    Understanding Channel Versus Address in Eos Family Consoles
    The Eos family of consoles handles dimmers, LEDs, and moving lights in a way that is different than legacy consoles. Understanding how it defines channels and handles DMX addresses is important in determining which console is right for the venue.
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    Eos, Ion, Element


    Understanding Hidden Electrical Diversity in Entertainment Lighting Systems
    By Steve Terry (2010), Protocol article that describes the concept that not all lighting circuits are fully loaded, and they are probably not all energized simultaneously. The article also explores applications of electrical diversity in lighting systems.
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    Sensor+ Installation Racks (SR), Connector Strips, Gridiron Junction Boxes


    Power Play: Considerations for Feeding Permanent Dimmer-Per-Circuit Systems
    By Steve Terry (2002), Protocol article with information regarding sizing of feeders, transformers and related switchgear for permanent dimmer-per-circuit systems
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    New Power Tools Provide Quality and Efficiency (Transformer Ratings)
    By Steve Terry (2007), Protocol article that explores new developments in harmonic mitigation that increase system efficiency and decrease operating costs
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