Product Training & Class Schedule


Strand Lighting Console Training

Strand Lighting offers lighting control console training classes for all levels of users in North America and in the United Kingdom.  Refer to the Training Classes Schedule to the right to see available classes.

Needing something different?  Customized classes are also available for beginners and seasoned professionals. If you or your facility is interested in training, please email Strand Lighting Console Training with your requests.

Strand Lighting also offers Live, NEO Console Online Training Classes.  To learn more about these classes and their scheduled dates, graphic below.

Strand Lighting Technical Training Program

Dealer Technical Training (DTT)

This 3-day program is designed for those who work for dealers that will answer calls from end users regarding existing systems.  The course includes basic troubleshooting for PL fixtures and provides an understanding of Strand Lighting system functionality and troubleshooting. This introduces the equipment and how it works together so the dealer tech can answer client questions and have basic on-site skills.  This course is required for all Philips Strand Lighting dealers. 

Contact Maggie Bailey for registration forms and required tools and equipment for DTT course.

Factory Certified Technician Training (FCT)

This 5-day program is designed for dealer technicians or independent technicians (independents must be approved by Strand field service prior to enrollment) for the purpose of commissioning new systems.  The course covers startup, programming, and troubleshooting of Selecon PL fixtures and Strand dimming and control equipment.  Topics include: Selecon PL fixtures, Strand Lighting Contact, A21, R21, S21, C21, N21, and VisionNet equipment.  Programs include DimmerNet, Pathport Manager, Flash Magic, Designer Flash, VisionNet, and C21 programming using Google Chrome.   Factory Certified Technicians (FCTs) must return to the factory every two years to Returning FCT training to maintain active certification.

Contact Maggie Bailey for registration forms and required tools and equipment for the FCT course.

Returning FCT Training (RFCT)

This 3-day course is required every two years once a person passes the FCT course.  This course covers advanced programming techniques, changes to existing equipment or new equipment released since the previous course, and includes a roundtable discussion with factory personnel to give the FCTs the ability to help improve existing equipment, change factory practices to improve FCT experience onsite, and also help guide development of new equipment and practices.

Contact Maggie Bailey for registration forms and required tools and equipment for the RFCT course.

Technical Training Schedule & Requirements


  1. Must have experience with technical aspects of lighting controls and currently be employed as technician with a Strand Lighting Dealer. Request for freelance technicians will be required to further qualify them through either an entry test or through recommendations from a Dealer.
  2. Attendees must be well versed in standard electrical procedures for safety, knowledge of standard electronic test equipment and basic A/C, D/C and digital circuit operation.


$500 for the week plus all travel related expenses if booking direct with Strand Lighting.

How to Register for Training

    • Follow the link on this page to book direct through Strand Lighting. 
    • This price includes all training material and lunch each day. Strand Lighting will provide tools.


Attendees need to bring:

    • A functional laptop with installed version of Windows 10 64bit that allows IP address changes.  Some applications will not run on Vista.
    • A crossover Ethernet Cable. (Cat5 or equivalent with RJ45 connectors)
    • A serial cable (Male DB-9) to Female DB-9). If laptop does NOT have a serial port, an adapter from USB or PCMCIA should be used and drivers PRELOADED!  Please contact Matthew Peters at Strand Lighting Tech Support with questions.


All class schedules will be finalized 30 days prior to start of actual class.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is required at time of confirmation. If you cancel (for any reason) at least 14 days prior to start of class, you will receive a full refund. All cancellations within 14 days of the class will receive a 50% refund of the entire cost. No shows will receive NO refund. Confirmations of cancellations will be done in writing. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact Todd Kessler at Philips Entertainment

If you do cancel, we will try and give you priority to re-schedule for a later class

If for any reason we have to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund and be put in a priority list for re-scheduling. You will receive notification in writing.

Travel Information

All training is conducted at Philips Entertainment, 10911 Petal Street, Dallas, TX 75238. You can fly into either DFW International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL). Both airports are serviced by most major air carriers

We have a corporate rate with a local hotel that provides a shuttle service to and from the Philips office each day. You will receive an information package after you have confirmed your spot in the class

If you have any questions on Strand Lighting / Selecon technical training classes, please contact Maggie Bailey with Philips Entertainment at +1.214.647.7952.

Training Classes:

Date: December 10 - 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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