In that case, time becomes a non-factor.
I read your post fast. I am learning Compu Show, redoing a light design in Compu Show(converting it from MyDMX), then doing a sing-along process to the film I'm doing the lighting show for(see the above) and recovering from a 3-day event.
Also, most of the street lamps around here take forever and a day to come on WHEN and IF they come on. They are NOT an ideal example.