If you have been wondering what the best lighting apps are, then look no more. Here is a list of 11 most well-liked lighting apps that are not only the most highly rated but also range in functionality. Some of these applications are free while others are paid for but they are all worth having. While the right app depends on your situation, there is one for almost all situations in this list.
Image source ibtimes.com
1. Luminair- DMX Lighting Control
This is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This software allows customers to wirelessly control dimmers, lighting fixtures, media servers and consoles all through a Wi-Fi connection. It works by transmitting as well as receiving DMX data with sACN E1.31 protocols and Art-Net, so it is compatible outside the box with many of present equipment on the market.
2. Lighting Library
It is compatible with iPod touch, iPad and iPhone. This app is a reference guideline for ordinary lighting design inquiries. It has a glossary of more than 100 ordinary lighting terms. Besides, this app has installation tips and a FAQ feature for a selection of popularly asked lighting queries.
3. Lighting Beam Calculator
It is available on the Android 1.5 and above. This app can be used to calculate beam angle, beam diameter as well as automatically calculate throw distances whose room distance and trim height are known.
4. Lighting Handbook
This app is available on the Android 2.1 and above. It is a device for A/V techs providing information and specifications for more than 900 different kinds of moving lights, conventional fixtures and dimmers. Besides, accesses lamp specifications and pinouts for many different lighting manufacturers.
It is compatible with iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. This app gives users the ability to program lighting regulator units in a selection of settings. If you are working with a minor lighting tower, consider packing this app into the tool belt of your tablet.
Requires android 1.5 and above. This app offers fast references for a range of rigging calculations. Works with common conversions or even calculate angles and pulley ratios.
7. Rig Tool
It is compatible with iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. This saves both energy and time when twisting your lighting setup. Rig Tool allows for easy exploitation of channel values of as many as 64 different lighting channels.
8. ShowTool LD
Requires iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This is essentially 7 tools in one, and has calculation features that range from power pull to beam angles. It is great when handling international crews as it has multiple languages and different numerical formats to pick from.
9. Gel Swatch Library
It requires iPod touch, iPad and iPhone. This resource allows A/V techs, stage managers and lighting pros to search over 1,000 gel filters of color from manufacturers. Users can compare the gels by complementary and similar color, scrutinize SED graphs as well as CMY/RGB percentages for every color.
10. ADL DMX Calculator
This app requires Android 2.1 and above. Simple DIP-switch calculator that assists with the checking or setup of DMX addresses.
11. DMX-DIP Calculator
This is a free app and requires Android 1.6 and Up. The DMX-DIP Calculator is a fast app to illustrate your DMX address on switch.
Rachel is a passionate blogger and works for a supplier of lighting towers.