Limbic Media

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Aurora Lighting Controller Comparison

Aurora™ Lighting Controller offers a wide variety of features at an incredibly competitive price point. Phillips and Madrix make industry-standard controllers – let’s see how these 3 stack up.

Aurora™ Philips LSM Gen5 Madrix Plexus + Nebula
Total Cost $4200 $6150 $4405+
Controller Cost $4200 $4650 $1275 + $630
Additional Costs None $1500 + computer $2500 software + computer + fixtures
Programming Required None Varies Extensive
Plug & Play Audio Reactivity Yes No No
Light Durability IP65/66 (extreme weather) IP66 None
Max Lights without extra hardware 480 400 1360
Max Lights per Controller 2800 1000 1360
Maximum Run Length 1200m (3937') 100m (328') Varies with hardware
Upgradability Thru-App updates for patterns & features PC Download Software (licensed)
User Interfaces Hardware, Smartphone App Web, Custom Software Hardware, Custom Software
Communication Protocols DMX, Art-Net, DDP Proprietary DMX512, Art-Net, USB, TCP
Pro Audio Yes No No
Requires Special Hardware/Software? No Yes Some ($1500+), PC required
Requires Laptop? No Yes Yes
Mounting Options Wall Rack DIN Rail, Wall
Usage Difficulty Low (Plug & Play) High Very High
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