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Changing Lights

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When a lighting installation is complete we typically think of it as being fixed – or unchangeable. In most cases the lights are either “on” or “off” though in some more sophisticated systems the lights are also able to be dimmed. However changing lights, or more specifically the colour of the lights, has until recently not really been an option.

RGBW Colour Changing Lights

Thanks to the advancements in LED lighting technology, changing lights, or rather the colour of the lights, is now a reality that designers and end users
are able to experience. 

There are a few additional items of equipment that are required in order for the colour of lighting to be changed. Starting with the RGBW module itself,
a driver or LED controller is also needed in order to communicate to the lighting. In basic systems this allows the lights to be switched, dimmed, changing colours and possibly also blending between different hues of light. In more advanced units is is also possible to programming the lighting, allowing scenes to be set and returned to for specific atmospheres or lighting moods. 

The industry standard for controlling and changing lights is via the DMX protocol which originated in the audio visual industry. DMX is a lighting control protocol which allows users to have ultimate control over their lighting needs. DMX originated as a way to set the bar for lighting manufacturers to build fixtures that would all be compatible with each other, instead of having individual control stations for each set of lighting. 

Changing Lights with LIGMAN Lighting

Advancements in LED and lighting control technology have given architects, lighting engineers and designers a seemingly never ending palette of possibilities when it comes to coloured lighting solutions.

With this increase in creative potential has come the daunting task of selecting the right equipment and ensuring it is correctly installed. Which is why
our dedicated team of specialists at COLOR Lighting by LIGMAN is available to provide any necessary insight and support required by your next dynamic lighting project. 

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FAQs

What specific hardware is needed for changing lights – specifically the colour – in a lighting project?

: In addition to the RGBW LED luminaires themselves, a lighting controller is needed to communicate with and connect the luminaires with one another.

What is DMX?
: DMX is a lighting control protocol that was created to standardise lighting control equipment between luminaire manufacturers making them compatible with each other. 
What does the DMX lighting protocol enable you to do?

: DMX allows users to have full control over their lighting, from switching to dimming, colour changing to automation and more.

Can I select my own lighting scenes with DMX?

: Yes, with a programmable system you can customise the lighting scenography to suit your specific needs.