BFO



  • Full colour blending, dynamic colour changing and chasing LED life expectancy 50,000 hours
  • Suitable for camera based scoring systems
  • Specially designed for Pinspotter and Pinsetter machines DMX control for power, flexibility and stunning effects
  • More than 16 million colours

One PIT-LED set is for a pair of lanes. It consists of one control box (mounted on curtain wall) and two LED arrays (one per lane, taking the place of the standard fluorescent fixture). The control box plugs into a standard power outlet using a standard IEC cable.

The LED arrays are connected to the control box by removable cables using standard AMP plugs that will already be familiar to many bowling technicians. These cables carry only low voltage power to the LED arrays. Unlike fluorescent fixtures, there is no 115V required at the actual pit light, meaning one potential source of danger is removed from the machine.

Control of the colours WHITE, RED, GREEN and BLUE in each PIT-LED array is by way of DMX512. This is an international lighting industry standard and was chosen because of its power, flexibility and widespread use. Each PIT-LED RGB control box uses 10 DMX channels - one for each colour on each lane (4 colours x 2 lanes) and two spare channels. PIT-LED BLU, having only white and blue LEDs requires only 5 DMX channels per pair of lanes.

Each PIT-LED control box has a DMX-IN and DMX-OUT connector so that many units can be daisy chained together and linked to a master controller. For example, the PIT-LED RGB for lanes 1 and 2 would have the DMX addresses 1 to 10, lanes 3 and 4 would have the addresses 11 to 20 and so on. This allows for 51 pairsof lanes if no other DMX devices are being controlled from that master controller.

 

DMX control allows each channel to be dimmed in 256 steps. This means that the 4 basic colours (including white) can be blended together in various brightnesses to produce over 16 million possible colors. . A programmable DMX master controller is preferable (a PC based controller is recommended for PIT-LED RGB) so that particular colours and pre-programmed static and dynamic “scenes” and scene sequences can be put into memory and recalled at the touch of a button. . The program of scenes and sequences may be limited to one lane, a group of lanes or the entire house. Imagine being able to “chase” colour sequences across the entire house!