Seamless Integration: Combining Color Kinetics with DMX lighting

    Combining Color Kinetics with DMX lighting


    The Details

    Light System Manager gen6 (LSM gen6) via Ethernet control to CK Accent Compact via PDS-400 48V EO and a variety of Powercore luminaires, integrates with 3rd party DMX pitch floodlighting such as ArenaVision via Multi-Protocol Converter and into a building management system (BMS).


    The Scenario

    A Color Kinetics lighting system—featuring linear direct-view Accent Compact, Graze IntelliHue Powercore grazing luminaires, ArchiPoint, and ReachElite Powercore floodlights—brings visual interest and drama to a stadium’s roof and façade. These fully controllable LED luminaires create a stunning visual display, lighting the entire stadium in team colors, adding to the fan experience. 

    This multi-zone Ethernet-based lighting system is controlled by a single LSM gen6, which sends light shows to thousands of luminaires. The LSM gen6 also integrates with DMX devices, such as ArenaVision pitch floodlights connected with a Multi Protocol Converter or Luminex Luminode.


    The LSM gen6 provides HTTP REST APIs that can be used to integrate with the stadiums building management system (BMS)—providing system level control, ensuring safety, and meeting strict, complex energy codes.

    Experience and Expertise in All Areas of Control

    At Color Kinetics, we’re committed to delivering sophisticated LED lighting controls systems that meet the evolving needs of our customers. 

    We deliver integrated systems.

    You get a complete (and fully integrated) system—not a set of components that have to be pieced together into a system.


    We’re experts in controlling LED lighting systems.

    As experts and innovators, we can offer you real-world advice, clear answers, and all the support you need to make your vision a reality. 


    Integration is in our DNA.

    Meticulous integration means no guesswork—just high quality and year-after-year reliability.  


    We’re committed to industry standards and interoperability.

    In short, we play well with others—an important quality that gives you the freedom to choose the 3rd party solution that works best for your needs.


    We’re dedicated to sustainability and energy-efficient solutions. 

    Energy efficiency and sustainability aren’t an option anymore—they’re critical to our future. 

    We’re committed to technological innovation at all levels.  

    When you choose Color Kinetics, you benefit from our significant investment in advanced, enabling technologies that raise color and light quality—as well as system-level reliability—to new heights.


    Our experts have broad and deep experience in lighting systems.  

    Access to our responsive experts and certified system integrators can help answer questions and achieve the results you want. 


    We have a history of innovation—but our focus is on the future.  

    We pioneered early LED lighting solutions, but we continue to focus on developing next-generation systems. We’re a dedicated, long-term partner that you can turn to for innovation, expertise, and support. 

    Real-world examples

    The accompanying photos show real-world examples of similar projects, with hundreds more in the Color Kinetics Showcase. The clear message behind these diverse scenarios and impressive projects? Anything is possible with Color Kinetics. And we’re here to help you every step of the way.

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