Why Focus on Your Programming?

Whether you think it’s necessary or not, focusing on your programming can enable you to lower your stress level AND create better lighting. Here’s why!

When it comes to programming there are usually two different ways people dive in. One being that you learn everything possible that you can with a ton of enthusiasm. The other way people tend to approach it is with dread. In either case, you might be curious about the reasons to focus on programming, even if you’re someone who already knows how to do it.

Purpose of Programming

One of the best things about learning all about programming is that it offers you a place where you have an immense opportunity for growth to become an even better lighting person than you already are.


Whether you are a hobbyist or you are someone who is wanting to get more into the professional arena of lighting doesn’t matter. Either way the importance of learning programming is extremely useful. It will always be a great benefit to learn more about programming your lighting.


When you sit down to make a show happen with lighting you may have someone calling out commands, or else you may be sitting there programming away to your heart’s content; however, at some point you are likely to find that you may hit a wall with the limits of your time in comparison with how fast you are able to move versus how fast you can think of things. It can be extremely stressful when you get to this point.

Whether or not you find this scenario to be true for yourself there is a huge benefit to learning how to program as much as possible.

Benefits of Learning More

There is certainly more than one reason why learning all you can about programming is beneficial. One reason being simply that it will make you much more confident in your abilities when it comes to lighting.

You will be quicker to be able to select your lights and be able to smoothly and easily work with them to make your show exactly the way you want it to present to the audience.

Another positive is that you will be able to perform more complex actions in a quicker fashion so that you can actually do more with your show than you would be able to working at a slower pace. This enables you to put on the amazing show that you are envisioning without difficulty.

Someone With Experience

You may be someone who has been in the lighting world for quite some time, with a ton of experience but when it comes down to it, learning more about programming benefits even the most experienced! The reason for this is that you may know exactly what you’re doing with most models of consoles out there, but there is always something new to learn and always newer models being made.

Learning how to program these newer models and staying up to date with all the knowledge you harbor helps you to really be able to make the best use out of any console. Knowing how to program ensures that you are getting the most from every console you use to be able put on the very best show possible every time.


No matter your experience in lighting, knowing how to program opens up a whole world of capabilities to you for you to be able to make the most out of everything you know. There will always be new things to learn, and ways that you can use your programming to make things easier and smoother for you during your show, as well as allow you the ability to be even more creative with your display!

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