Zero 88 at PLASA Focus Leeds

26th April 2017

Zero 88 will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus Leeds on the 9 and 10th May, where we are continuing our roadmap of powerful, incremental updates for both hardware and software.

Being shown is the powerCON TRUE1 AlphaPack 3, the Chilli Pro 12 bypass (with dimmer, relay, bypass, RCD & RBCO options) an Apple Watch focus tool, the Solution console with the new 7.9.2 zerOS software and we will also be previewing ZerOS 7.9.3 running on the FLX.

The show also affords a first view of the new LED range of luminaires from LDR including the CETRA and ARPA fresnels and profiles - available in a range of brightness, color temperature and paint finishes - this will be the first opportunity in the UK to get hands on with these new fixtures that will suit both theatrical and architectural applications.

Come along and see the Zero 88 Team on Stand N-B12 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. We look forward to seeing you there.



Paul McEwan - Missed by all

4th April 2017

This weekend we heard the heart breaking news that we've lost our friend and colleague Paul McEwan.

A long standing member of the Zero 88 team, Paul was focused on the show - known for going the extra mile, always smiling and providing the highest possible service and support.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Liz, the boys and all of Paul's family and friends as we come to terms with the news.

Thank you all for your very kind messages and tributes.






Zero 88 at Prolight+Sound 2017

6th March 2017

Zero 88 - Eaton Lighting Systems will be at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt on 4 - 7th April. The Zero 88 Team will be in Hall 3.0 on Stand B50. Pop in for a demonstration or just come along and say hello.

For further details please visit:






OÜ Focuspoint install 240 dimmer channels at Tallinn's City Theatre, Estonia

13th Feb 2017

Kalle Karindi from OÜ Focuspoint Estonia recently installed an impressive 240 Chilli dimmer channels, using several Chilli Pro 1210 HF’s to control the fluorescent ceiling lights and a working light system with ChilliNet button stations at Tallinn's City Theater.

The City Theater is located in a medieval area of buildings in the old town of Tallinn in Estonia. It offers three venues; the main stage is called the "Hell Theatre". Zero 88 dimmers are also installed to control the "Heaven Stage" and the "Horse Mill Stage". While the Open-Air Stage also uses mobile Betapack 3 dimmers.



Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - FLX Training

16th Jan 2017

We paid a visit to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland last week to train the technicians on the FLX lighting console for the Into The New Festival - a festival of shows by the Contemporary Performance Practice final year students from the RCS. Supported by the technical students from the RCS and runs from 23rd To 26th of Jan at the Pearce Institute in Govan.

Pictured training are are Students Emma Campbell, Jack McWeeny, Gary Ashbridge, Stephen Keenan, Calum Paterson and lecturer Christoph Wagner - with Lighting Designer Jazz Hutsby in the background.



Eaton Zero 88 at Plasa Focus Glasgow

10th Jan 2017

Eaton - Zero 88 will be exhibiting at Plasa Focus Glasgow next week. Pop in for a demonstration or just come along and say hello. Paul McEwan will be on Stand B8 on the 18th and 19th of January.

For further details please visit:





Eaton Zero 88 Holiday Hours

13th Dec 2016

Eaton Lighting Systems will close for the holiday season on 23rd December 2016 and re-open on 3rd January 2017.

Last date for shipments prior to closing:
International - Tuesday 20th December
UK - Thursday 22nd December

During the holiday period you can visit for answers to your non urgent enquires. You can also contact support on +44 (01633) 833101 or email

For urgent support in Europe please call Franck on +49 172 5252885 (email and for International enquiries please call Tyler on +44 (0)7814 030632.

If you're not in any rush for an immediate answer Zero 88 staff will pick up calls and e-mails periodically throughout the holiday period.

Happy holidays from Zero 88



Eaton Zero 88 Welsh Hearts Santa Dash

8th Dec 2016

Well done to Pete, Jordan, Tyler and Jon who entered the Welsh Hearts Santa Dash over the weekend as part of Eaton's community and well being programmes.

They joined hundreds of other Santas and Elves for the 5k walk, jog or dash around Mermaid Quay and Cardiff Bay.

"Welsh Hearts" are the leading heart charity in Wales for placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training in Wales!




Eaton Zero 88 FLX Training at the Congress Theatre

24th Nov 2016

During the duration of the office refurbishment, our local theatre has been supporting us with a space to provide our scheduled training sessions. Our latest training session was on the FLX consoles and we had a great day in the lounge at the theatre.

All training at our Cwmbran office is free of charge and open to everyone who is looking to buy, have already bought or are just looking to improve their console skills. For more information contact - or contact your local sales manager for training in your area.

Thanks to everyone who attended training at the Congress Theatre and all the staff for their support and understanding!



Eaton Zero 88 at the Enlightened technical demonstration day

10th Nov 2016

Mandy and Keith from Zero 88 were recently at the Enlightened technical demonstration day at the University Theatre in Bath. The day gave students studying theatre production the opportunity to see and get hands on with some of the latest technology in use in our industry.

Organiser Chris Barham (technical demonstrator in lighting and sound, college of liberal arts) invited sixty students studying theatre production to attend the tech demo day and extended the invitation to three other student organisations in the local area.



Eaton Zero 88 Chilli's für die Universität Utrecht

3. Nov. 2016

Sieben brandneue Chilli Pro 12 Relais-Systeme (12 x 16A Relais mit RCD) wurden kürzlich von unserem niederländischen Distributor Controllux in der HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht installiert. Die Hochschule bietet qualitativ hochwertige Bildung und Forschung für künftige Branchenexperten. Utrecht ist ein schnell wachsender und starker Wirtschaftsmotor für die Niederlande. Wir sind sehr stolz darauf, die nächste Generation mit neuester Technologie von Eaton zu unterstützen.




Eaton Zero 88 announces "In Control" competition winner

31st Oct 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to Johnny Strife of PNN TV Cambodia - the winner of our "In Control" competition.

"Zero 88 in control at PNN Sunday Super Concert Live, Khmer Battle Boxing Live, Chit Chat Show Pre-Record."

"The judges felt this was a perfect expression of an operator "In Control" in a modern lighting control scenario; surrounded by the tools of his trade, with the stage ready in the background the operator still looks cool and relaxed as he also prepares for his next show during the downtime."

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend a very big thank you to all the contributors - you really opened our eyes to the breadth of applications and events that you undertake every day with your Zero 88 equipment.



Eaton Zero 88 at Innovation Productions open day

28th Oct 2016

Pop along to Innovation Productions on 1st November between 2pm - 7pm and say hello to the Team from Zero 88 and Innovation Productions. We will be showcasing our current range of control and dimming products including the Award winning FLX lighting control console. Innovation will have available a selection of moving lights from their hire stock including the Mac Quantum and Martin Rush range which will be linked to the consoles so you can test your lighting knowledge and programming skills.

This event is open to everyone and Innovation staff will be available to offer any assistance and advice you may require - and provide you with refreshments. For more information email



Eaton Zero 88 auf der Light & Sound in Luzern

27. Oktober 2016

Die Light & Sound ist die führende Fachmesse für Event- und Medientechnik in der Schweiz.

Vom 9. bis 11. Oktober 2016 präsentierten über 70 Aussteller ihre neuesten Produkte aus den Bereichen Licht-, Audio- und Bühnentechnik in der Halle 1 der Messe Luzern. Fachbesucher konnten sich über Themen wie Show-Lighting, LED-Technologie, Lichtsteuerungen, Pro-Audio, Recording, Konferenztechnik, DJ-Equipment, Videotechnik, Energiemanagement, Rigging und Bühnentechnik informieren.

„Wir hatten sehr gut besuchte und erfolgreiche Messetage in Luzern. Unsere neuen Lichtsteuerungen FLX & WING und die Netzwerk- & Signalverteilungsserien haben fantastisches Feedback bekommen. Zum ersten Mal wurden die neuen Chilli 12 Bypass-Systeme mit RCBO pro Abgangskreis gezeigt, auch hier war das Feedback überaus positiv. Die Bypass-Versionen der Chilli Serie sind optimal zum Dimmen und für die Feststromversorgung von Direktversätzen“, kommentierte Franck Tiesing - Zero 88's Northern & Eastern Europe Sales Manager.

Das Foto zeigt Marco Menzi und Andreas Stahl (Firma Menzi EBZ) zusammen mit Franck Tiesing.



White Light Ltd - Zero 88 and Chauvet Open Day

7th Octpt 2016

Want to see the Chauvet Professional and Ovation fixtures along with the Zero88 FLX Lighting Console in action? On Tuesday 11th October Zero 88 are teaming up with CHAUVET Professional to host an open day at White Light's state-of-the-art studio facility, Studio 15 in London.

The day will include exclusive demonstrations of the latest Chauvet and Zero88 products, a light buffet, product presentations at 12pm and 2pm, and the chance to win an iPad.

To register please visit:



Plasa London 2016

6th Sept 2016

See us at the dedicated Art-Net 4 Zone, Stand R71

For PLASA London Olympia we are co-sponsoring the dedicated Art-Net 4 Zone, with a member of Eaton staff on Stand R71 for the whole show. Zero 88 Product Manager Jon Hole will be giving a tech-briefing on "Implementing Art-Net in lighting consoles" at the Art-Net 4 Zone, on Monday 19th September at 4pm. If you are interested please feel free to come along.

Other Zero 88 colleagues will be attending the September PLASA show in London, though in line with some previous years we will not have a dedicated stand space, but will be around if you want to meet up. Please contact your local Zero 88 Sales Manager for further details or call +44 (0)1633 838088.



Eaton Zero 88 offers ‘A Million Steps’ of Support on the Fringe

2nd Sept 2016

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe … is the world’s largest arts festival!

The 2016 Festival drew to a close after three weeks of action in and around the city, offering over 50,000 performances in over 300 venues showcasing thousands of shows including some of the newest, most innovative and exciting works embracing a diverse plethora of genres including drama, musical, dance, physical theatre, comedy, cabaret, opera, music, spoken word and many more.

Zero 88 lighting control was once again right at the hub of this vibrant experience!

Over 280 technicians were trained during the 2016 Festival Fringe, from around 130 performance spaces all running Zero 88 consoles. Products included the new FLX, Solution, Jester and even the now ‘classic’ Fat Frogs which have been running Festival Fringe venues since the turn of the millennium!

Eaton provided advice during the early planning stages for several larger venues, and Zero 88 product specialist Paul McEwan and product manager Jon Hole were onsite for the build and throughout the festival period to provide venue training and to support companies with more complex plotting requirements.

While performers returned to their post festival world and thousands of technicians executed meticulously planned get-outs designed to return them as quickly as possible to their beds - or the pub – Zero / Eaton gathered some heartfelt comments:

Assembly Festival Head of Lighting Doug Thomas-Currie summed up:
“The support and advice I have received from Eaton has been incredible through the whole festival. The technical support provided was second to none!  We have had great feedback on the full range of Zero 88 desks, with particular interest in the FLX.  I can’t thank Paul and Jon enough for their help with everything this year”.

Brian Hutchison, Technical Manager for Summerhall’s Fringe, agreed:
“Zero 88's consoles have been a great solution for our Fringe venues, easy to use and flexible. The equipment is great, however the most valuable thing for us has been the customer support. Training and troubleshooting help on call throughout the Fringe is vital when each console is running 10 shows over 12 hours a day. Zero 88 has been a great help and we look forward to working with them again in the future”.

Zero 88 product specialist Paul McEwan added,
“Between Jon and myself, we’ve walked over a million steps (approx. 700 kilometres) and lost a stone and a half in weight whilst visiting numerous venues including C venues, Guilded Balloon, Assembly Festival, Underbelly, Summerhall, Laughing Horse, Zoo Venues, Spotlight and SpaceUK”.

Eaton runs regular free training at its facilities in London and Cwmbran, Wales, throughout the year. Please check the website for more information ( 

The company is also looking for venues around the UK that would be interested in hosting a free Zero 88 training event. Please call +44 1633 838088.



Zero 88 at The Edinburgh Festivals 2014

19th Aug 2014

The 2014 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe is the biggest yet, increasing on last year’s program by 11% and making it the world’s largest arts festival in history. Eaton’s Zero 88 team have reacted in a similar manner by increasing their support and training opportunities at the festival ...more


Zero 88 at ProLight+Sound 2014

24th Feb 2014

Zero 88 will again be at the forthcoming Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt where we will be please to meet you! The Zero 88 brand ...more


Zero 88 at Plasa Expo - London ExCel

3rd Oct 2013

Cooper Controls exhibits at PLASA, ExCeL London for the first time as part of the Eaton Corporation, complete with a fresh new look and a special press event on the Monday to celebrate moving forward.
The company will present a selection of innovative lighting control products for entertainment and architectural applications from its Zero 88 and Cogent Lighting ranges, alongside the latest technologies from distributed lighting brands including DTS & LDR ...more


Edinburgh Festival Preparations

4th July 2013

We're busy prepping kit for the Edinburgh Festival ...more


Come and See Us at Pro Light + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany 10th - 13th April 2013

April 8th, 2013

Zero 88 will again be featured at the forthcoming Pro Light + Sound show in Frankfurt where we will be presenting a range of products including the new SCD Server & SCD Server Pro ...more


Zero 88 veröffentlicht neue Software-Version 7.6.0 für ZerOS Lichtsteuerkonsolen

March 14th, 2013

Das neue ZerOS 7.6.0 Update ist ein umfangreiches Release für Lichtsteuerkonsolen der Serien ORB, Solution, Frog 2 und Leap frog 48/96 ...more


“Top Story” at the Old Vic Tunnels

January 15th, 2013

A play about the end of the World as we know it.

The venue is unique, presenting a combination of natural beauty, darkness and dampness. With an unusual depth that can be daunting to light with great length, limited height and no opportunity for side-light, there were many challenges ...more



Zero 88 at PLASA 2012
August 20th, 2012

Zero 88 are launching ZerOS 8.0 operating software at the show, which will be showing on the ORB XF and Solution lighting consoles. Zero 88 will also be demonstrating their range of smaller lighting consoles. Additionally, Cooper Controls’ range of RDM ...more



Zero 88 ORBs in control at the 2012 International Student Drama Festival
August 6th, 2012

Zero 88 ORB Series lighting consoles were selected by the 2012 International Student Drama Festival, to operate the lighting in 5 venues across Sheffield. The consoles, alongside countless Zero 88 dimmers, performed flawlessly for the duration of the festival. Attended by ...more


Fixture Library Release 24
July 16th, 2012

Fixture Library release 24 is now available to download. Featuring over 3,100 fixtures from 197 manufacturers, this release includes all the latest products. For full information, please see this topic in our forum ...more


Dealer Host Zero 88 Lighting Open Day
June 12th, 2012

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.’s Lighting division will be hosting a dedicated open day event in conjunction with Zero 88 to showcase the UK manufacturer’s latest innovative lighting control technologies, including the recently launched Orb XF and Solution lighting consoles ...more


Zero 88 at ABTT 2012
June 11th, 2012

Cooper Controls will be showcasing new Network and Data Distribution products at this year’s ABTT. Designed for compatibility with the RDM standard, these products are ideal for future-proof installation or touring systems where data distribution needs to support the latest ...more


Me & My Zero 88
May 24th, 2012

In celebration of 40 years of Zero 88, Cooper Controls are running a competition to reward loyal Zero 88 users with a chance to win a new lighting desk. To win a console, users simply submit a photograph of them with ...more


PLASA Focus 2012
April 5th, 2012

PLASA Focus this year sees the UK launch of Cooper Controls’ new Network and Data Distribution products. Designed for compatibility with the RDM standard, these products are ideal for future-proof installation or touring systems where data distribution ...more



Stage Electrics ring in the London New Year 2012 celebrations
January 20th, 2012

The Mayor of London’s New Year 2012 celebrations started with a bang thanks to a fantastic pyrotechnic and light show produced by creative events experts, Jack Morton Worldwide ...more


Zero 88 Console Training
January 10th, 2012

Due to continued demand for its lighting console training courses, Zero 88 has increased the number of UK training sessions for 2012. Taking place every Thursday, the first six months of training sessions are now available for booking For ORB Series ...more


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