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Buildings and monuments, shopping malls and retail chains, corporate foyers and museums; increasingly people expect to be entertained in locations that were traditionally the preserve of purely architectural lighting. In many venues it is no longer sufficient to light a space beautifully, the lighting is now required to be part of an interactive entertainment experience that must stand out against all the competing presentations to which visitors are exposed.

This bridge between architectural and entertainment lighting, which increasingly utilises LED and video technology, has created a new market that is growing rapidly. Our objective is to provide the control tools that this market requires and to continue to develop these tools based on the feedback of users worldwide.


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Olympic Park, Sydney

The Olympic Park Precinct in Sydney has been brought to life with the installation of a custom engineered, modern and sustainable lighting solution. Sydney’s Olympic Park, in the city’s western suburbs and most famously the host for the 2000 Olympics,…more

Bolte Bridge, Melbourne

The Bolte Bridge, built in 1999, spans Melbourne’s Yarra River. Named after Sir Henry Bolte, the former Premier of Victoria, it features two 140m high silver towers situated on either side of the road at the midpoint of the bridge’s…more

Co-Op Headquarters, Manchester

The façade and soaring open atrium of One Angel Square, the Co-Operative Group building in Manchester, is designed to promote natural heating, cooling and light, supported by low energy LED lighting. Architects Buro Happold and Pharos partner Architainment had a…more

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Dynamic White Control

Colour temperature adjustment has previously been possible with Pharos controllers, but there are now further options to customise how the channels interact with each other, as well as support for RGB + Dynamic White fixtures. The default interaction can be…more

Rain Gradient Custom Preset

Custom Presets in Pharos Designer give you a huge amount of creative freedom when creating effects for projects. Custom Presets use Lua scripts to generate colour and intensity information for each pixel in a matrix. Along with the example scripts…more

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