Three standards documents are available for public review until end of day on April 11, 2006. The standards are all approaching their fifth birthday and action needs to be taken to keep the documents active and in the catalog.
ANSI E1.3-2001, Entertainment Technology-Lighting Control Systems-0 to 10V Analog Control Specification, is being considered for reaffirmation without any changes. The standard has been useful as a lowest common denominator control method for connecting a variety of controllers and controlled products. No one makes a big deal about analog control, but it is still being used on new and custom products.
ANSI E1.14-2001, Entertainment Technology-Recommendations for Inclusions in Fog Equipment Manuals, is being considered for reaffirmation without any changes. So far, it has been a useful guide for specifying what information fog equipment manufacturers need to give equipment users and for telling end-users what information they should expect to receive so they can use theequipment in a safe and responsible manner.
BSR E1.9-200x, Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting, is a revised version of the existing ANSI E1.9-2001. The existing standard has not been used widely because it has a great number of requirements. It is hoped that by removing some of the non-essential requirements, the benefits of the isolux diagram, which is the heart of the standard, may be enjoyed by more lighting designers, and by more stage and studio luminaire renters and purchasers.