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Maracanã Stadium

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

LED Lighting Luminaires & Controllers

Extended information and support regarding use of Color Kinetics products.

Cable Pinout information for RJ45 cables


Color Kinetics cable pinout information for RJ45 to RJ45, RJ45 to XLR-5 and RL45 to XLR-3 connectors.

Dimming eW Powercore and eColor Powercore Luminaires


eW Powercore and eColor Powercore luminaires are compatible only with certain ELV-type reverse-phase dimmers. This application note describes how to select a dimming solution appropriate for your installation.

Color Kinetics Lumen Maintenance Statement


Color Kinetics products use LEDs from suppliers who measure and certify lumen maintenance of their LED devices and modules in accordance with the approved methods defined in IES LM-80-08.

Connecting Multiple Controller Keypads to iPlayer 3 Serial Port


Controller Keypad is a serial triggering device used to trigger shows stored on iPlayer 3. A maximum of four (4) Controller Keypads can be daisy-chained in series and connected to a single iPlayer 3 serial port.

eW™ MR Track Fixture Compatibility


This lamp has a form factor that differs slightly from a traditional MR16 and therefore, may not compatible with all track fixtures for standard MR16 lamps.

iPlayer 3 Firmware Update Procedure


The iPlayer 3 firmware image is periodically updated to improve system performance and functionality. It is recommended that you update your firmware to maximize system performance. [Last update: Nov 2007] 

Synchronizing Multiple iPlayer 2s


The iPlayer 2 has a built-in capability to interconnect with other iPlayer 2s to maintain both time and show selection synchronization. This application note describes how to use this capability. [Last update: 25 Nov 2002]

iPlayer 2 & Lutron GRAFIK Eye System


The Lutron (www.lutron.com) GRAFIK Eye® 3000 and 4000 series control systems can provide limited control to the Color Kinetics iPlayer 2. This is done through the Lutron GRX-AV Contact Interface connected to the iPlayer 2 expansion port. This application note describes how to configure this interface. [Last update: 13 Dec 2001] 

iPlayer 2 & Lutron Homeworks Interactive System


The Color Kinetics iPlayer 2 can be easily interfaced to the Lutron (www.lutron.com) HomeWorks Interactive® (HWI) system via an RS-232 serial connection. Through this interface the HWI system can command the iPlayer 2 to switch between up to 225 different shows, as well as set the overall brightness level.  Download iPlayer 2 Device Driver for Lutron Homeworks[Last update: 27 Nov 2001]

Using the iPlayer 2 Expansion Port


The iPlayer 2 has a 26-pin expansion port that allows dry contact switches to select between shows. This note explains how the expansion port is configured and how to use it properly. [Last update: 29 Oct 2001] 

iPlayer 2 & Vantage Automation System


The Color Kinetics iPlayer 2 can be easily interfaced to the Vantage Automation System (www.vantagecontrols.com) via an RS-232 serial connection. Through this interface the Vantage system can command the iPlayer 2 to switch between up to 225 different shows, as well as set the overall brightness level. [Last update: 4 Sep 2001]

iPlayer 2 RS-232 Serial Protocol


The iPlayer 2 has an RS-232 serial port that allows for show selection and brightness control. The port is primarily intended for use by the Controller Keypad, but it can also be used by other external controllers. [Last update: 8 Aug 2001]

Obtaining Serial Numbers with EtherSAS


This document describes how to obtain serial numbers from luminaires using EtherSAS for most Color Kinetics luminaires.

iW Translator Application Note


This document describes the RS-232 interface on iW Translator and the command set that it understands.

iW Luminaires with DMX or Ethernet


This document describes the requirements and techniques for operating iW luminaires with non-iW controllers.

Light System Engine RS-232 Serial Protocol


The LSE has an RS-232 serial port that allows for show selection and brightness control.

Vibration Note


This document details the parameters used in Color Kinetics vibration testing procedures and distinguishes circumstances where special attention to vibration should be paid.

SwitchWizard Lighting Effects


This document describes how to create light shows and effects using Color Kinetics luminaires and controllers that have DIP switches.

Ultraviolet and infared emissions


This document defines why Color Kinetics luminaires do not emit UV or IR radiation.