Lighting Handbook is a tool for all theatre, corporate and event technicians.
It displays detailed information on over 1000 moving lights, Dimmers, Consoles, Conventional fixtures & Effects with downloadable manuals for each fixture.

Other features are:
• Pinout Diagrams
• 3 Phase colours (Multiple countries)
• Torch feature
• IP Ratings
• DMX Dip switch calculator
• Access equipment info (Zarges & Tallescopes)
• Lamps information

There's also Electrical Formulas and Lighting Calculator available as In app purchases for Lighting Handbook users and are being offered at a lower price than the standalone apps.

The detailed info for moving lights, LEDs etc are:
• Weight
• Power Consumption
• Data Connection types
• Light Output (According to manufactures manual)
• Colour wheels/Mixing
• Gobo Wheels
• How many DMX Channels and in what mode
• Beam Size
• Lamp type

Dimmer Info:

• Mains connectors
• Mains out
• Data Connectors
• Dimmer connections
• Max Channel count
• Max Channel current
• Max current per phase
• Weight
• Dimensions
• Channel to phase info
• Any additional feature

If your device is connected to the internet, the manual is then available for viewing right within the app. You can now also store manuals for offline viewing either within Lighting Handbook or in your favourite PDF viewing app such as iBooks.

One other feature is the Pinout diagrams for the most popular data and power connections:
• Socapex
• Lectriflex
• DMX (3 & 5 Pin)
• 4 Pin - Scroller cable
• RJ-45 (Ethernet)
• DMX Terminators
• Avolites Download cable
• Martin DMX - RJ-45

Another feature is the Lamp Guide, Giving detailed information on individual lamps like Par 64, T class lamps, HPL's and more!
Information given is:
• Wattage
• Voltage
• Cap/Base
• Colour temperature °K
• Average Life Hours
• Beam/Lamp Length
• Any alternative lamp

Current manufacturers are:
• Altman
• Apollo Design Technology
• Arri
• Avolite
• Chamsys
• Chauvet (Pro only currently)
• ChromaQ
• Chromlech
• Claypaky
• Coemar
• Color Kinetics
• Compulite
• Elation
• High End
• i-Pix
• James Thomas Engineering
• Jands
• JB Lighting
• Jem
• Light Processor
• Look Solutions
• MA Lighting
• Martin
• Novalight
• Pulsar
• Rainbow
• Robe
• Robert Juliat
• Selecon
• Showtec
• Strand
• Studio Due
• Thomas
• Vari Lite
• Wybron
• Zap Technologies
• Zero 88

The library of manufacturers can be updated from within the app - Go to the settings menu, from there you'll be able to see what version of the library is currently installed and if connected to the internet, what version is now available for download. Click the "Update Library" Button and it will download the latest library and install into Lighting Handbook.

If you have a specific manufacturer or light you'd like including, please e-mail me and I'll try and include it in the next update.

What's New

Version 3.3.1

Updated the PDF reader to fix an issue in iOS 11.
Fixed an issue with the Dip switch calculator button positions.
Hopefully fixed a few issues from the saved manuals list.
Fixed the premium library sign in / register functions.
Fixed the feedback button - It now works again so you can report any issues! - Sorry!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings


The Thirteenth Doctor

The app is there as reference to a vast amount of equipment I use whenever this is needed and provides useful research of products not yet used. Given all the features the app has, I would thoroughly recommend it, my only criticism is the library could be kept more updated than it currently is, however, I know the app is run by one person and this is currently been amended for future updates.

So far so good


I'm really impressed with this app so far - one thing would be of benefit though which is the all important dmx addressing feature. There are loads of apps which do this anyway but it would be useful to keep everything under the same roof. Don't forget to have the "next dmx address" function. And sort the apostrophes out please.

Perfect Companion to any Lampie


Great useful informative app for any and every Lampie out there. Get the answers to the common fixture questions quickly and access to most fixtures manuals all from one place. Download and store your frequent manuals in one place. The zarge information is invaluable..

Basically everything you need in your palm!


Andrew Derrington
89.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009 Andrew Derrington
In-App Purchases
  1. Electrical Formulas £1.99
  2. Lighting Calculator £1.99


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