Lighting Consoles

A Lighting Console’s Most Important Feature: Who Will Be Using It?
By Michael Scott · November 27, 2017 • A professional is going to have much more experience across multiple consoles. However, a novice volunteer who is looking for a new place to serve is not likely to know anything more than what you can teach them.

Finding Your Lighting Console: Where to Start
By Greg Saffles · September 8, 2017 • Each church is different, and has different needs as it relates to lighting. Fortunately, the market has responded with a variety of consoles for each unique situation.

Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices
By TD Staff · August 28, 2017 • Learn about a half-dozen options that are particularly scalable, beginning with personal computer operability, all the way up to multiuniverse, full-size lighting consoles.

Millennial Mixing: A NextGen Approach to Consoles, People
By Gregory Kayne · July 12, 2017 • In the end, there is no substitute for research, hard work and implementation when it comes to choosing the right consoles.

Lighting Consoles: A 10-Point Checklist
By Chris Tall · April 11, 2017 • If you’re assessing a new console, you’ll want to learn about it enough to know if it “just makes sense.” If you are learning an existing console, take the time to understand its command structure so that you know how to best use it.

Making Your Light Board More Volunteer Friendly
By Tim Ottley · August 9, 2016 • Taking some time to learn about your console from others is a valuable way to communicate about your console to others.

Programming Considerations For Your Church Lighting Console
By Greg Saffles · July 26, 2016 • Take the time to create certain presets and groups to provide the exact settings you need during a service, recalled at the touch of a button.

Lighting Controllers: Matching Functions With Needs
By Duke DeJong · July 25, 2016 • For lighting rigs that have a variety of types of multi-function (or intelligent) fixtures, or even pixel mapping, full function lighting controllers become critical.

Stage Lighting The Worship Experience
By TD Staff · July 15, 2016 • Despite all the flashy options available, focus first on creating a system for your church that is needs based.

Weathering the LED ‘Lighting Storms’
By Gregory Kayne · July 13, 2016 • If you're looking for some flexibility, worthy consoles include the ETC EOS, Leprecon LPC-48v or Strand Lighting Neo.

When Deciding On A Lighting Console, What Must One Consider?
By Kirk Denson · July 7, 2016 • Account for the capabilities of your worship facility's lighting staff and the commitment to train them in operating a new console.

Lighting Consoles: What To Know Before Buying One For Your Church
By Kevin Penrod · July 5, 2016 • When looking at the options for a new console, think toward the now, but don't ignore the future.

In The Market for a Lighting Console?: 10 Models for Churches to Consider
By Andres Caamano · February 3, 2016 • While the cost of an inexpensive console might be where one might initially gravitate, it’s best to recognize each unit’s mix of pros and cons.

Latest Resource

Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.

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