DMX Controller

The Pharos LPC (Lighting Playback Controller) is an award-winning, all-in-one control solution for themed entertainment and LED lighting installations. It features individually controllable and independently running timelines and scenes, letting you build dynamic, precise, fully customisable pre-programmed lighting effects with the freedom of real-time manual overrides and the versatility of powerful show control and integration features.

The LPC is designed for 24/7 operation and total reliability, with a rugged DIN rail mounting enclosure and install-friendly connectors. Its compact form-factor and minimal power requirements make it suitable for installation anywhere – including in weatherproof enclosures or even on roller-coaster ride vehicles.

It is at the heart of the fully scalable Pharos system which can be tailored to the needs of your project. Multiple Controllers can be used together and will synchronise automatically. Additional integration options are supported by our range of Remote Devices. The LPC is programmed using the free Pharos designer 2 software and existing installations can be managed from anywhere using its built-in web server.

Supported Fixtures
LEDs LEDs in any color configuration
Automated Moving heads, yokes or scanners
Generic Downlights, spotlights, uplights, etc. via controllable dimmers, relays or ballasts
Fountain Jets Fountain jets for fountain animation or other animatronics
Fixture Library Pharos offers a cloud library with over 13,000 fixture profiles
DMX512 2 ports (max 512 channels each) USITT E1.11-2008
RDM Supports discovery and addressing via Designer software
sACN USITT E1.31 (with per fixture priority) standard
Art-Net Art­Net, Art­Net II and Art­Net III (configurable broadcast override)
KiNET KiNET V1 (DMX out) and V2 (Port out); PDS/Data Enabler discovery
Pathport Pathway Connectivity protocol
DALI Via RIO D (supplied separately)
Scalable Synchronises with up to 40 Pharos Controllers over network
Simultaneous Multiple protocols can be in operation simultaneously. Limited by patched channels, not universes used
Certifications CE compliant, ETL/cETL listed
Power 9V to 48V DC * or PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class 2) 4W typical
Data Storage Removable SD Card (supplied)
Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Physical 8 unit wide DIN rail mounting enclosure (DIN43880 / EN60715 (35/7.5 rail))
Weight 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
Recovery Hardware watchdog and recessed reset button
Ethernet RJ45 socket for 10/100Base-TX Ethernet with Link/Data LEDs; Fixed IP or DHCP; Dual IP address for eDMX
DMX512 Two isolated DMX ports, RDM compatible
Serial RS232 / RS485 / DMX in
Inputs Eight inputs, individually selectable operating mode for contact closure, digital or analogue input
MIDI In & Out MIDI via 5-pin DIN 41524 socket
USB-B socket USB 1.1 for connection to PC
Product Variants & Order code
LPC 1 (512 channels DMX/eDMX) 75501
LPC 2 (1024 channels DMX/eDMX) 75502
LPC 4 (2048 channels eDMX incl 1024 ch DMX) 75530

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