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Should I power off my Source 4 LED fixture when not in use?

Symptoms/Issue

Should I power off my Source 4 LED, Desire, Source 4WRD, ColorSource or Irideon fixture when they're not in use?  

Description/Explanation of Issue

I have fixtures that may not be in use for days or weeks, is it better to power them down or leave them powered on? 

Fix/Solution

ETC recommends turning off your fixtures if they will be out of use for a period of time. It is about hours on the power supply as well as quiescent load that uses unneeded wattage. Power supplies are rated for hours of use, and although it is a large number of hours, if the fixtures are always on that ticker is consistently running.