Can’t get a cable from here to there?  Don’t want people or critters tripping over your wires?

Watch how using our Easy Light Linkers can help you get data almost anywhere to create over-the-top shows:

Communicate between controllers wirelessly using Easy Light Linkers

Communicate between controllers wirelessly using Easy Light Linkers

The Easy Light Linker (ELL) is as easy to use as plugging in a network cable.  Wirelessly connect your PC to outdoor controllers for convenience and safety.  Each controller can have its own Easy Light Linker or groups of controllers can share a single Easy Light Linker.  By breaking your show into wired sections that contain one or more Easy Light Linkers you greatly simplify the data cabling.

The Easy Light Linker is certified for use in the United States and Canada.  Typically bought in pairs with each including a 10′ Cat 5 patch cables, the units can also be bought separately.

What kind of range can you expect between two Easy Light Linkers?  The radio experts claim if you’re in the middle of the ocean, communications of a thousand feet is practical but we don’t know of any setups out there.  In the real world you can expect a range of hundreds feet depending on the environment.  Best practice is to get the antennas as high as possible and oriented in the same direction.

Can't run a wire?

Use a pair of our Easy Light Linkers instead of running a communications cable between two Light-O-Rama controllers. Perfect for getting across a sidewalk, street or parking lot.

 

Easy Light Linkers have a data speed limit

Easy Light Linkers have a data speed of 19.2K to 115.2K and a range of hundreds of feet. The actual data speed and range will depend on your unique environment. Easy Light Linkers are not practical in setups with high density smart pixel deployments requiring very high data throughput.

Easy Light Linker single units or pairs

ELL Manual

 

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If you connect an Easy Light Linker directly to your computer adapter then read this

Easy Light Linkers require power and some communication adapters do not supply it. If you're going to keep your computer inside and have it communicate wirelessly to the outside controllers, use a USB485B or USB485-ISO adapter that will supply the necessary power to the inside Easy Light Linker.

Simple layout using Easy Light Linkers

Easy Light Linkers Basic Layout

1.  The Light-O-Rama ShowTime Sequencing Suite works on your personal computer running Microsoft Windows and allows you to design your own shows.  The ShowTime Sequencing Suite e then runs your shows and sends the right commands at the right time to the various control channels.  The ShowTime Sequencing Suite can even keep music synchronized to the controller commands.

2.  Speakers to play the music accompanying your show are attached to the computer sound card.

3.  Your personal computer communicates to the controllers using a device plugged into your computer’s serial or USB communications port.  The blue line shows the standard serial output of your computer (RS-232 or USB) out of your PC where it enters our converter that transforms the signal to the native Light-O-Rama network protocol (the green line) that connects to our various types of controllers over standard computer network wire.  We recommend Cat 5 LAN cables available from us and off-the-shelf from your local big box store in the computer section.

4.  The Easy Light Linker is powered from the nearby controller and sends/receives data.  This ability to connect wirelessly is valuable when it’s not practical to run a data cable across lanes of traffic, bodies of water or anywhere people might trip over wire.

5.  The Easy Light Linker is powered from the nearby controller and sends/receives data.  This ability to connect wirelessly is valuable when it’s not practical to run a data cable across lanes of traffic, bodies of water or anywhere people might trip over wire.

6.  The Light-O-Rama professional or residential high voltage AC light controllers include special effects such as simple on/off, intensities, smooth fading, twinkling, shimmering.  Controllers can be daisy chained, mixed and matched on one LOR network giving you the ability to command thousands of channels.

7.  Electrical power is supplied to the controller placed close to your lights so you don’t need to run long extension cords.  Commands from the ShowTime Sequencing Suite are performed on each controller.  Power to each of the attached lighting circuits is controlled independently.  Think of having many dimmer switches that the computer can change very quickly and independently.

Advanced layout using Easy Light Linkers

Basic layout using wireless data (Easy Light Linkers)

1.  The Light-O-Rama ShowTime Sequencing Suite works on your personal computer running Microsoft Windows and allows you to design your own shows.  The ShowTime Sequencing Suite e then runs your shows and sends the right commands at the right time to the various control channels.  The ShowTime Sequencing Suite can even keep music synchronized to the controller commands.

2.  Speakers to play the music accompanying your show are attached to the computer sound card.

3.  Your personal computer communicates to the controllers using a device plugged into your computer’s serial or USB communications port.  The blue line shows the standard serial output of your computer (RS-232 or USB) out of your PC where it enters our converter that transforms the signal to the native Light-O-Rama network protocol (the green line) that connects to our various types of controllers over standard computer network wire.  We recommend Cat 5 LAN cables available from us and off-the-shelf from your local big box store in the computer section.  In this layout we also connect to the wireless data network

4.  The Light-O-Rama Easy Light Linker creates a wireless version of the Light-O-Rama data network.  With a range of hundreds of feet depending on the environment, one Easy Light Linker transmitter can send command to multiple Easy Light Linker receivers.  Note this Easy Light Linker is connected to a USB485B adapter that provides accessory power.

5.  The Easy Light Linker receiver is powered from the nearby controller, receives the network commands and transmits the data to the controllers connected to it.  This ability to connect wirelessly is valuable when it’s not practical to run a data cable across lanes of traffic, bodies of water or anywhere people might trip over wire.

6.  The Light-O-Rama professional or residential high voltage AC light controllers include special effects such as simple on/off, intensities, smooth fading, twinkling, shimmering.  Controllers can be daisy chained, mixed and matched on one LOR network giving you the ability to command thousands of channels.

7.  Electrical power is supplied to the controller placed close to your lights so you don’t need to run long extension cords.  Commands from the ShowTime Sequencing Suite are performed on each controller.  Power to each of the attached lighting circuits is controlled independently.  Think of having many dimmer switches that the computer can change very quickly and independently.