The lighting control console, also referred to as a “light board” or “light desk,” is the primary control component of a theatrical lighting system. The lighting console is the mechanism through which the lighting operator is able to control lighting equipment (the console is the "brains" of the system). This can range from simply adjusting dimmers or light fixture levels to controlling intelligent lighting systems. Among the many factors that will impact which lighting controller is best for your venue are your technical specifications, lighting components to be tied into the lighting console, size of venue, and budget. Visit our light controller resource section and our light controllers overview page to help find the right controller for you. You can also call us at 1-866-457-5937 to give us a description of your facility and the technical functionality that you require in a light board and we will help you to determine which console is best for your needs. As always, thank you for working with us here at GoKnight.com!
There are several different categories of lighting consoles, including the following: