In this article, we’ll explain what an L2, aka Lighting Engineer’s Assistant, does. If you’re new to the industry and want to know a little bit more about lighting job roles, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find out about the job of an L2 (Lighting Engineer’s Assistant).

Quick Answer: As the name might suggest, an L2 assists the L1 (Lighting Engineer) at larger events. An L2 needs to be proficient in a wide array of lighting skills.

L2 (Lighting Engineer’s Assistant) Job Description

An L2 is there to assist the L1 (Lighting Engineer) at events that are too big for the L1 to do everything alone. This means that an L2 is expected to be proficient in a number of skills.

  • Console set up
  • Building truss
  • Placing fixtures
  • Running power and signal
  • Understand Art-Net and sACN
  • Setting addresses, fixture modes, and settings
  • Oral and written communication skills
    Occasional communication with the client and constant contact with the L1 and other crew members.
  • Bonus points if they can program lighting consoles
    grandMA, ChamSys, Onyx, LTC, and Avolites.

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