Animated Lighting

Standard Lighting Controllers

Animated Lighting controllers are microprocessor based giving them intelligence. These light controllers are far superior to standard "light dimmer" packs and traditional lighting control systems. Our controllers will work with traditional (incandescent) as well as LED lighting.

Each light controller has embedded intelligence that controls dimming, ramping, fading, patterns, and a number of other lighting effects. These are all handled locally, relieving the handling of tedious details on the Monster Brain Animation Processor.


The light controllers are connected together in light control systems (networks) using standard Category-5 LAN cables or wireless radios.

In this type network configuration, one command can instruct a lighting controller to perform complex lighting effects on a specific channel.

The controllers also have the ability to memorize scenes and groups allowing multiple lights to be controlled by a single command. This allows complex effects to be predefined across multiple controllers and triggered simultaneously.

Typical One Controller Layout

Typical One Controller Layout

Multi-Controller Layout

Multi-Controller Layout

FM Radio Layout

FM Radio Layout

Wireless Layout

Wirelss Layout

Lighting Effects

Ramp: The ramp effect turns on the on the output of the light controller to the specified on level. The Ramp effect uses the ramp Rate when turned on, and the Fade rate when turned off.

Fade: The fade effect controls how fast a lighting channel travels from its current level to completely off. The Fade effect uses the Fade rate.

Blink: The blink effect turns on and off a light on the output of the light controller at a specified rate. The Blink effect uses the Ramp rate, Fade rate, and Blink rate.

Pop-Fade: The pop-fade effect turns on the light or group of lights instantly then fades to off at the specified fade rate. The Pop-Fade effect uses the Pop-Fade rate.

Reverse-Pop Fade: The rev-pop fade effect turns an already on light off instantly then ramps back to the on level. The Rev-Pop Fade effect uses the Rev-Pop rate.

Sparkle: When used with an individual light, the sparkle effect will pop fade the light at random times. When used with a group, the sparkle effect will pop fade individual lights in a group at random times. The Sparkle effect uses the Sparkle rate.

Flicker: The Flicker effect make the light or group of lights appear to look like a burning candle. When used with groups the lights will flicker individually. The Flicker effect uses the Flicker rate.

Shimmer: The Shimmer effect varies the intensity of the lights connected to the light controller. When used with groups the shimmer effect the light will shimmer simultaneously. The Shimmer effect uses the Shimmer rate.

Technical Specifications
  • Power Input: 120VAC/60Hz (240V/50Hz optional)
  • Multi-Phase Operation: Each power input will automatically detect the phase it is connected to and operate properly.
  • Channels: 4 or 16
  • Channel Capacity: 1-10 amps per channel depending on configuration
  • Board Capacity: 4-15 amps depending on configuration
  • Protection: Transient protected with Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) and standard 3AG fast acting fuses
  • Output: 16 channel controllers, grounded Edison outlets
  • Output: 4 channel controllers, non-grounded, in-line Edison plugs
  • Isolation: Low-voltage section is optically isolated from high voltage
  • Network Length: The total network length can be up to 4,000 feet or longer with repeaters. Wireless options are also available.
  • Control Input: RS-485 via RJ45 Jacks
  • Addressing: Up to 256 boards can be on one Animated Lighting network
  • Built-In Effects: Ramp, Fade, Blink, Pop, Sparkle, Flicker, Shimmer, Reverse-Pop
  • Effect Timing: 0 – 25.5 seconds
  • Scenes: Multiple scenes for fast scene changes
  • Groups: Up to 120 groups can be defined and stored in memory
  • Macros: Up to 16 downloadable macros for customized sequences or stand-alone operation.
  • DMX Based Controllers: Available. Based on standard DMX-512 protocol.
Animated Lighting standard lighting controllers

Purchasing Options
Standard Lighting Controllers in Enclosures
4 channels. 4 amps/channel. 4 amps max for controller.
Part No. ELC4-LC
4 channels. 4 amps/channel. 15 amps max for controller.
Part No. ELC4-HC
16 channels. 10 amps/channel. 15 amps max for controller.
Part No. ELC-16
Shipping and handling costs not included in prices.
Standard Lighting Controllers, No Enclosures
16 channels. 10 amps/channel. 15 amps max for controller.
Circuit board only without enclosure.
Part No. LC-16
Shipping and handling costs not included in prices.
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