LIGHTING TODAY06 Dec 2022
Pharos introduces ‘Expert’ at Light + Building
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London, UK – Pharos Architectural Controls unveiled ‘Expert’; a new lighting control solution at Light + Building exhibition 2022.

Expert is an all new, innovative and straightforward control solution centred around a single, reliable, set-and-forget controller. A lighting control system that behaves the way you work, with expertly designed hardware that simplifies installation, and commissioning software that makes programming easy. Expert guides users through setting up their system and creating their lighting design with clear, easy to follow helpers and walkthroughs.

Expert offers effortless control of decorative and functional lighting, while bringing artistic and dynamic control to even the most complex of lighting designs. Beautiful architecture can be accentuated, welcoming ambient spaces can be created, and stunning colours and movement can dazzle. Expert makes light of it.

Benefiting from all the expertise Pharos has in dynamic lighting for architecture, the Expert range – comprising of Control, Touch, Repeat and Switch – is designed and  built to the same standard of quality and reliability for which Pharos is renowned.

Expert Control is a compact DIN rail enclosure with solid-state hardware for 24-7 operation and reliability. With up to 1024 channels of eDMX, two local DMX ports, a DALI port and two pairs of IO onboard, combined with simple networking for programming, installation-friendly connectors and test mode options, it’s a practical solution for dynamic architectural lighting.

The elegant Expert Touch is the accompanying wall station, ideal for projects that require frequent user interaction.  The 5” touch screen provides automatically generated pages to access lighting controls, based on programming in each space, to activate scenes and adjust intensity.

Expert Repeat is a convenient DMX splitter for output distribution, and Expert Switch delivers PoE networking. Both are designed to coordinate with Expert Control in the same form factor and branding.

The Expert commissioning software is a brand-new programming platform, designed from scratch to provide all the tools clients need. With innovative approaches to scheduling and triggering lighting, and with fixtures, scenes and stations all belonging to their spaces, Expert software simplifies managing installations, luminaires and lighting design.

Spaces allow users to manage their fixtures intuitively – from one canvas to nested rooms and zoned areas, fixtures are naturally grouped where they are located. Scenes enable lighting designs to be fulfilled, ranging from just colour and intensity, through to creative effects and sequences that can be subtle, ambient, or dramatic. States are an innovative new approach to managing how lighting events are activated, with choices determined by logical combinations of tagged states – making set-up simple.

Jack Neill, Product Manager for Expert & Cloud at Pharos Architectural Controls said: “At Pharos, we are always innovating and looking for ways to expand our portfolio with ground-breaking solutions.

“Expert is demonstrative of where we are breaking the mould; offering our clients innovative lighting control that balances technological advancements with simplicity of use and cost effectiveness.

“It is an honour to launch our new solution at the industry-leading Light + Building exhibition, which is the ideal platform for showcasing latest developments – especially those with such huge potential. We are excited to see Expert being used in projects and our clients reaping the benefits of this excellent new offering.”