ok. by god, we can do this if it takes every penny he has.
Originally Posted by ElectricMatt
nLight will be a good place to start. you can blow him out
of the water with a half hours work. this will save you a
lot of unpaid time.
you can thank us later.
it's a plug togeather system that is modular, and scaleable.
pretty easy to program.
500 switchlegs, and a custom panel with pretty push buttons
would be cheaper.
now, an nlight programmable dimming module for one channel
is about $60.
that's $30,000. for parts, and not all the parts you need.
for 500 controllable points. switches are unwieldy.
that leaves a custom interface on an ios device to be built.
so, by the time you do the physical install, a huge strut array
to support the lights with j boxes on it to deliver connection
points, a custom programmed interface, i'd call it $80k~$90k.
how many light fixtures is he going to need to sell, to pay for this?
how many can he sell off a website that can be built for $20K?
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