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Power

Unfortunately, as a lighting designer, you're likely to experience a power outage. And not just the literal kind.

You'll have more power if you're the head lighting designer on a project, but even then you have to answer to the director or event manager. Your part in this production is a key piece, but it's only a piece.

 
If you can combine your declaration with timed fireworks, it'll be even better. (Source)

It's not much, but you try to do what you can with the position you're in. We suggest that every time you flip a switch and bathe a set in brightness, you yell, "Let there be light!" and have it be so. It's not very powerful. But it'll feel pretty good.