Architectural Lighting Management System

ARLIC architectural lighting system capable of managing the lighting needs of large and multi purpose venues, but also flexible enough to cover the needs of a smaller space where the cost of installation is crucial, yet providing the features of a large system.

        ARLIC system consists of:

  • Control panels of 6 or 18 scenarios.
  • 8 analogue input interface.
  • 4 mains voltage (230VAC) input interface.
  • Infrared remote control.
  • Architectural lighting controller for more sophisticated operations.
  • Lighting programmer.


ARLIC system can control from 1 to 15 independent zones, with up to 64 scenarios each. Each scenario can be a scene with programmable fade in-out, or a chaser with programmable rate and fade.

Selected zones can be unified (Join), creating new larger zones with different scenarios. The control panels of the unified zones are automatically paralleled by the system so that the new unified zone can be controlled by all the control panels. Also, new zones can be created, in a much simpler way and without programming, by paralleling selected zones (Link).

By using the 8 analogue input interface it is possible to connect to the system other control panels such as 0-10V, 1-10V rheostats, single push buttons, up-down push buttons, presence detectors and relay contacts. By using the 4 mains voltage (230VAC) input interface it is possible to connect to the system common motion detectors, wall mounted switches (230VAC), as well as to have mains voltage monitoring for emergency functions.

ARLIC system incorporates a clock that can be used for scheduling events on daily or weekly basis. Each event can be scheduled up to three times per day.

The scenario selection buttons of all the system control panels are programmable. Any scenario of the zone that the control panel belongs to, can be activated from the desired button. Also, the buttons of each control panel can be grouped and function in different ways of scenario selection. The control panels can, optionally, have an IR receiver so as to accept commands from the system’s IR remote control. With the remote control there is the possibility of controlling up to 18 scenarios per zone.

The architectural lighting controller manages all the commands that are sent by the control panels and interfaces, it activates the lighting scenarios and scheduled events and it transfers them to the 512 channels of the DMX-512 output. By this way, any DMX device can be connected to the ARLIC system. The architectural lighting controller is also equipped with a DMX-512 input with an incorporated merger. From the DMX-512 input and by using a DMX control desk it is possible to control the illumination of spaces with capability of de-activating (Blocking) selected control panels.

An Emergency Scenario for each zone can be automatically activated when the ARLIC system detects power failure and activation of the electric generator, avoiding this way network overload. Also, a Panic Scenario for each zone can be activated from an external emergency heavy duty push button for lighting all areas in special cases.

The ARLIC system network (ARLICnet) is based on the Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol which is a real-time, serial, broadcast protocol with a very high level of security.

In ARLICnet there can be up to 96 Nodes of control panels and interfaces, while it is divided in 6 Segments which are connected by the repeaters.
The topology of ARLICnet can be Linear, Star, Tree, Ring or a combination of those.

ARLIC architectural lighting controller

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  • 512 output channels.
  • 15 lighting zones.
  • 64 scenarios/zone.
  • Zone Joining.
  • Zone Linking.
  • Real time clock.
  • Daily, weekly programmable events.
  • Emergency operation.
  • Panic operation.
  • Manual global control.
  • Zone’s lighting monitor.
  • Control panels blocking.
  • Lighting control through
  • DMX input.DMX-512 input.
  • DMX input merger.
  • DMX-512 output.
  • ARLICnet port.
  • ARLIC net supports up to 96 nodes.