The Pharos LPC X (Lighting Playback Controller X) offers an extreme level of power and integration, making it an ideal solution for landmark lighting installations with significant channel counts. It integrates with the full range of Pharos products and offers an optional real-time video input.
The LPC X is a rugged 1U 19” rackmount unit with separate Ethernet interfaces for management and DMX-over-Ethernet (eDMX) output. It is available in capacities ranging from 10 DMX universes (5,120 channels) up to 100 DMX universes (51,200 channels) from a single unit, with further scaling by using multiple Controllers connected and synchronised over Ethernet.
As the big brother of the compact Pharos LPC, it is at the heart of a fully scalable Pharos system that can be tailored to the needs of your project. Additional integration options are supported by our range of Remote Devices. The LPC X is programmed using the free Pharos Designer 2 software and existing installations can be managed from anywhere using its built-in web server.
The intelligent Pharos Engine gives you complete control of your installation. Based on individually controllable and independently running timelines and scenes, it lets 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.
Design the big picture; control every pixel. Create a map of your fixtures within the Designer software, then use Pharos Mapping to create visually striking effects or play video across the entire 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.
Timing is everything. Whatever the stimulus, Pharos Trigger can handle it. You can control your lighting with responsive, reactive programming. Pharos Trigger is a rules engine that uses conditional logic and a broad range of interfaces and protocols. 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.
The right fit for every installation. Multiple Pharos 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 software.
Be limited by your design brief, not your 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. No other system gives you this level of flexibility and control over your project.
The control you need in your browser – from anywhere. Pharos Controllers can be connected to a network, making it possible for you to remotely manage your installation. The built-in web server lets you check the Controller’s status, inputs and outputs, trigger timelines, view a full history log and much more.
Programmed and configured using the free Pharos Designer 2 software – available for Windows or Mac OS X – with upload over Ethernet or USB.
Hardware and firmware are self-sufficient, so no PC needs to be left on site. Rugged, compact unit designed for 24/7 operation and reliability.
Optional DVI-D input for mapping live video in your installation, supporting up to 1080p60 with configurable scaling and X/Y pixel offset.
Microprocessor-based system supports firmware updates via the network from Designer software or the web interface.
5 Year Warranty
Designed and manufactured in the UK, with quality and reliability our top priority.
CE compliant; ETL/cETL listed; California Title 20/24 Compliant
Pharos control products are highly flexible, customiseable and scalable. Our controllers work seamlessly with our remote devices and accessories for a huge range of protocol options.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, please get in touch with one of our sales team who will be happy help you build a solution for your project.
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 a cloud library with over 13,000 fixture profiles, for easy download of your luminaires
ANSI E1.31 (with per fixture priority)
ArtNet, ArtNet II and ArtNet III (configurable broadcast override)
KiNET V1 (DMX out) and V2 (Port out); PDS/Data Enabler discovery
Pathway Connectivity protocol
DVI-I output for video-mapped fixtures
Via any eDMX node
Synchronises with up to 40 Pharos 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
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
Configurable port; send/receive free syntax in ASCII, HEX or decimal
sACN or Art-Net
Built-in or custom designed
Full conditional logic support
Lua scripting for total flexibility
CE compliant, ETL/cETL listed
100-240VAC / 50-60HZ / 0.4-0.2A
40W typical (100W maximum)
IEC connector with switch
UK, EU and US cable supplied
Internal 16GB SSD (supplied)
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
19″ Rack unit, 1U, 13.5″ deep
3.1 kg (6.8 lbs)
57 x 45 x 18 cm (22″ x 18″ x 7″)
5.0 kg (11 lbs)
Hardware watchdog and recessed reset button
Neutrik etherCon (RJ45 compatible) for 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet; Static IP or DHCP
Dedicated Ethernet port for eDMX; Neutrik etherCon (RJ45 compatible) for 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet; Static IP or DHCP
RS232 via DB9 connector
Two USB 2.0 Type A ports
Stereo analog & digital audio ports (for future development)
Video input up to 1080p60 (with DVI-D IN option)
Order Code & Variants
Lighting Playback Controller 10 (5,120 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 20 (10,240 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 30 (15,360 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 40 (20,480 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 50 (25,600 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 60 (30,720 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 70 (35,840 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 80 (40,960 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 90 (46,080 channels eDMX/DVI)
Lighting Playback Controller 100 (51,200 channels eDMX/DVI)
LPC 10 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 10 DVI-IN (5,120 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 20 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 20 DVI-IN (10,240 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 30 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 30 DVI-IN (15,360 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 40 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 40 DVI-IN (20,480 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 50 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 50 DVI-IN (25,600 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 60 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 60 DVI-IN (30,720 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 70 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 70 DVI-IN (35,840 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 80 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 80 DVI-IN (40,960 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 90 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 90 DVI-IN (46,080 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 100 DVI
Lighting Playback Controller 100 DVI-IN (51,200 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)