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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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“I invented electronic dimming in 1939 and everybody laughed… This whole idea was looked down upon with much disdain. The idea of using inverse polarized rectifiers was a new idea way back then.”

George Izenour, professor emeritus of theater design and technology and director emeritus of the electro-mechanical laboratory of the Yale University School of Drama, quoted in A Spin Around Moving Lights by Raymond A. Kent

Two of the most important inventions in the history of theatre and live event production were electronic dimming and LEDs. And just as electronic dimmers changed theatrical production forever, LEDs are changing theatrical production and every other segment of the lighting industry. The first ...

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