New System Start-Up

Also known as a “system commissioning,” Knight Sound & Lighting is factory certified to start-up a variety of lighting systems, including:

  • Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) (Dimming & Control)
  • Hubbell Control Solutions (Relay & Energy Management)
  • Intelligent Lighting Controls (ILC) (Relay & Energy Management)
  • Leviton (Dimming and Relay:  A2000, D4200, Z-Max, EZMax, GreenMax)
  • Lumisys
  • Watt Stopper

DIMMING SYSTEMS – Traditional Theatrical/Architectural
These systems often include dimmer racks, wall stations and/or a theatrical lighting control console.  A start-up for this type of system may involve system check-out & testing, wire terminations, basic programming of the wall control stations and training.  If a console is present, training sessions can run over 4 hours.

RELAY SYSTEMS – Energy efficient systems; often integrate with BAS
For this type of system, the contractor MUST provide a relay schedule in advance of the start-up.  This means providing relay names, time programming information and details regarding circuits, switches, photocells and occupancy sensors.  

This type of start-up may include system check-out & testing, programming of the relay system and training.  In many cases, the programming will be done in advance (using the information provided by the contractor) and simply loaded into the system during the technician’s visit

Please allow 3 weeks!
We work with a variety of clients all over the world.  Each job is very important to us, but they must be handled in the order they are received.  Each manufacturer requests 3 weeks for scheduling and even then can not make guarantees.  Dates scheduled in under 3 weeks often carry a heavy and necessary “expedite fee.”

Provide Information
Although contractors may have been working on a project for months, the system commissioning forms we receive are the first and only information we have! Please provide thorough, legible and complete information.  We will usually do a MapQuest to find the job, so a complete address and any special directions are important.

We also need proper contact information (company names and contacts; project managers; jobsite foreman; fax and e-mail info).

Finally, we will need any information pertinent to the system (relay schedules, missing parts, training times, etc.).  Most sites receive only one visit — we want it to be as smooth and effective as possible!

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