The Pharos Designer LPC (Lighting Playback Controller) is an award-winning, all-in-one control solution for themed entertainment and LED lighting installations.
Timelines and scenes
The LPC 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.
Its compact form-factor and minimal power requirements make the LPC suitable for installation anywhere – including in weatherproof enclosures or even on roller-coaster ride vehicles. Designed for 24/7 operation and total reliability.
Multiple Pharos Designer Controllers can be used together and will synchronise automatically
Installations can be managed locally with the built-in web server, and from anywhere in the world via Pharos Cloud
Based on individually controllable and independently running timelines and scenes, the intelligent Designer Engine gives you complete control, letting you build dynamic, precise, fully customisable pre-programmed lighting displays, all while giving you the freedom of real-time manual overrides, flexible multi-zone control, prioritisation and more.
Designer Trigger is a rules engine that uses conditional logic and a broad range of interfaces and protocols so you can control your lighting with responsive, reactive programming. Send and receive any command, to and from any system. Conditional logic is supported, along with a powerful built-in scripting language for unlimited flexibility. Read more
Create a map of your fixtures within the Designer 2 software, then use Designer Mapping to control every pixel, create visually striking effects or play video across the entire LED array. Powerful controls allow you to build maps fast with pixel-precise adjustment. Multiple maps can be created to support different zones or for modelling different views of your installation. Read more
Future-proof your lighting projects by connecting your Designer controllers to Pharos Cloud. This allows remote, but direct, control of your controllers from anywhere in the world, letting you check the status, fire triggers, schedule events, upload new projects and much more. All through one portal, accessible at your own Internet domain. Read more
The right fit for every installation. Multiple Designer controllers can be seamlessly linked together to work as one via a standard Ethernet network giving impressive scalability. For additional integration options simply add Remote Devices to further extend the network. Whether one controller or many, it’s all easily programmed using our Designer 2 software. Read more
Be limited by your design brief, not your lighting control system. Our products support a vast range of different fixture types and can output multiple DMX-over-Ethernet (eDMX) lighting protocols at the same time.
The LPC is programmed and configured using the free Pharos Designer 2 software
Rugged, compact unit designed for 24/7 operation and total reliability. Designed and manufactured in the UK, with a 5 year warranty.
Made for permanent installation, with installer-friendly connectors, easy DIN-rail mounting and flexible 9-48V DC or PoE options.
Supported fixtures include LEDs in a wide array of colour configurations, moving lights, fountain jets and DALI ballasts.
Outputs a range of DMX and eDMX protocols and supports RDM and DALI.
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LEDs in any colour configuration (RGB, RGBW, 8 bit, 16 bit, tuneable white)
Moving heads, yokes or scanners
Downlights, spotlights, uplights, etc. via controllable dimmers, relays or ballasts
Fountain jets for fountain animation or other animatronics
Pharos offers an online fixture library with over 20,000 fixture profiles, for easy download of your luminaires
Two ports (max 512 channels each) USITT E1.11-2008
Supports discovery and addressing via Designer software
Can natively integrate with and output DMX through the ports of the EDN
ANSI E1.31 (with per fixture priority) standard
Art-Net I, Art-Net II, Art-Net 3, Art-Net 4 (transmit only). Configurable broadcast override
KiNET V1 (DMX out) and V2 (Port out); PDS/Data Enabler discovery
Pathway Connectivity protocol
Via RIO D
Synchronises with up to 40 Pharos Designer Controllers over network
Multiple protocols can be in operation simultaneously. Limited by patched channels, not universes used
Triggering & Integration
Commences programmed playback automatically on receiving power
Connect an external volt-free switch between input and ground (internal 2.2k pull-up to 5V)
Connect an external voltage source between input and ground (24V maximum; internal 2MOhm pull-down to 0V); software-configurable low/high threshold
Connect an external voltage source between input and ground (24V maximum); software-configurable range
Battery-backed real-time clock for calendar and time-based triggers
Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight and Lunar phases
UDP, TCP, Multicast; send/receive any Ethernet message