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

3.5 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings

Continues to get better

F Young

I downloaded this app over a year ago and I'm really impressed with how with each update not only does the amount of equipment covered grow, but so does the functionality. It's always been able to download manuals to my device for off line viewing. However now I can do a search to quickly find the information I'm looking for combined with a hyperlinked table of contents. No longer am I furiously swiping my phone trying to find the information I'm looking for. In someways this app is better than having the actual manuel with you.

Unfortunately an app like this is always going to be behind the curve when it comes to new technology coming into the field and I think the developer does a reasonable job keeping up.

I use this app just about everyday on the job.

Please Add More!


Please consider adding hippotizer media servers. I use there equipment on a lot of my shows. and Martin media servers as well as there LC and EC LED panels. It would also be nice to add Lycian follow spots as well as considering adding a section for trusses, chain motors, other rigging gear, and possibly fabrics (such as voile, spandex shapes and other fabrics.) as well as adding base hazer to the list of manufacturers. a well known hazer manufacturer known for their water based hazers. Also consider adding direct links to pdf's of catalogues of popular manufacturers.

Thanks for all of the work you have put into this app. I love everything you've done with it so far.

So Far So Good


This app looks pretty good so far. Still needs a bit of work though. I would like to see a few more features. One, the option to switch to English measurement if your country is too lazy to switch to metric. Two, pictures of instruments if you're unsure if you've correctly identified them. Three, designer tools - it would be nice to have a handy reference of approximate beam size at given distances. Four, drafting reference - I'd like to see USITT standard drafting symbols.


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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