Test patterns: QVC's beta team examines the Buhlite and Philips CDM technology

In the summer of 1997, I was hired by Chuck Lester, the lighting manager of the QVC shopping network, as a lighting engineer. I was eagerly looking forward to assisting in the construction of QVC's Studio Park complex in West Chester, PA, covered in the April 1998 issue of Lighting Dimensions ("Purchasing power," page 40). As I walked through the new facility, then just a warehouse, and reviewed drawings of dimmer layouts and preliminary wiring schematics, I began to realize how enormous this

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