Pharos has been making groundbreaking lighting control solutions, that are both reliable and robust, for the best part of two decades. Designed and manufactured in-house, our multi award-winning products are trusted to run day and night, illuminating iconic installations around the world.
Our customers and partners have been instrumental in driving the development of our hardware and software products since the very beginning. Inspired by ever more unique, challenging and complex projects, our development teams are always looking to implement new and innovative features to ensure we remain ahead of the competition. We’re also continuously developing our software, with full versions always available free of charge – including all future updates!
Founded in 2004 as part of the Carallon group, Pharos is an independently owned product development house specialising in pioneering control systems.
Carallon was set up by seven engineers and developers who’d previously worked together at another iconic UK company – acclaimed lighting control specialist Flying Pig Systems, originator of the Wholehog lighting consoles. This history of practical lighting experience led to practical lighting control design.
All our products are designed and manufactured in-house. This includes each product’s industrial design, the software, the electronics and the final assembly. By keeping control of the entire design and manufacturing process, we’re able maintain the highest possible standards in quality assurance.
Some of the original founders continue to be involved in the company, and many members of staff are actively involved in the lighting industry outside office hours, in both amateur and professional lighting design, for everything from residential to West End theatre shows.
Interested in joining us?
We’re always looking for good people to help us grow and evolve. See the latest job vacancies at both Pharos and our parent company, Carallon.
Pharos’ flagship and most popular product is the LPC, a compact solid-state lighting controller originally designed for theme parks, that brought together just the right amount of lighting control and show control in a neat package, and was rugged enough to be bolted onto a rollercoaster.
It is also extremely flexible, and has subsequently been used as the lighting control solution for almost every lighting application imaginable.
The original ruggedness has remained a feature of all Pharos products, which are now known and loved for their incredible reliability – some controllers are still faithfully running their lighting shows 24/7 more than 15 years after their initial installation.
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