The most popular way to control the lights in the light shows is a DMX. Good basic description of DMX is here: http://www.pangolin.com/LD2000/dmx-about.htm

What is needed for a good light show

DMX interface

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DMX control software

Windows:

Entec Light Factory: http://www.enttec.com/lightfactory.php ($480/512ch)

Bluelight http://www.innovateshowcontrols.com/x1_overview.php ($400/512ch)

DMX Desk http://www.geocities.com/ph_zone/DMX_Desk/index.html simple, freeware

Open DMX Theater http://dmxtheater.plekkie.net/index.html

FreeStyler (Good) http://users.pandora.be/freestylerdmx/

MagicQ http://www.chamsys.co.uk/

Axis DMX: http://www.axisdmx.com/purchase.html

Linux:

DMX4Linux http://llg.cubic.org/dmx4linux/ driver

Q Light controller, uses DMX4Linux driver http://qlc.sourceforge.net/ 512devices

Dimmer pack

  • Here is a small 4 channel dimmer pack Optima from bulbamerica on Ebay:

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