I am having some similar issues as tech1000 is having, the drama and band teacher turn on our stage lights and I'm assuming that the folks tech1000 are dealing with actually turn off the lights when done, but at my school they don't. I have plans already for giving them control of lights that is appropriate for them, but I have a problem with the fact that when our dimmer system is out of commission, there are absolutely no lights in the house. It's pitch friggin black. We have a Colortran Innovator 48/96 board with an i Series 96 rack. It has support for I believe two universes. I am wondering what would happen if I were to get another smaller dimmer system, possibly even a few portables, and plug that into another universe and use just that for just house and work lights. If I were to do that, I could give them access to just that dimmer system, and when the main system is being cleaned or something of the sort, there are still house lights. I'm thinking just some generic sort of dimmer, I'm not sure what type yet, then run DMX for it to our booth, then for the feed that's coming from the booth, plug it into our Leviton 1000 series that should be waiting for me at school after vacation. From there, plug it into the smaller dimmer system. I'm thinking two Leviton ND 4600's as we have about 6 different channels for house lights and 1 for work. As far as addressing goes, would it be that I set one at 97 and the other at 101? Or would it be completely different setting them on different universes? No I don't intend to do this myself, just wondering what would be the most cost effective method.