Here we present a database of articles penned by members of the ENTTEC team around the globe, designed to help you learn more about the world of lighting design and control, as well as the future of lighting technology.

Our FOCUS articles provide an in-depth look into specific ENTTEC products and how you might get the best out of them. GUIDE articles are here to provide tips and tricks or to teach you how to best achieve certain types of lighting effect or setup. With INNOVATION pieces, we examine the current state of play within the lighting industry and which upcoming technologies you might want to explore. While each STORY tells the tale of an individual project or installation, and exactly how that became a reality.

In short, we hope that these informative pieces are not just educational but will also provide you with the encouragement and enthusiasm you need to create your own spectacular lighting shows or settings. So get to it, and have fun!

June 20, 2024

How to control DMX lights with your OP-Z multimedia synth/sequencer

Aside from being able to make some cool sounds, one of the most pioneering features of Teenage Engineering‘s popular OP-Z multimedia synthesizer and sequencer is its ability to output DMX protocol in order to control lighting tha...
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June 13, 2024

S-Play Lite Release

We are excited to provide you with more details about S-PLAY LITE, the newest member of the ENTTEC product family. Designed as a cost-effective alternative to the S-PLAY SP1-1, the LITE version is tailored for projects that don’t require full 3...
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June 12, 2024

Nature Pix: an intersection of art and light

Mikhail Mansion is an accomplished media artist, design engineer and co-founder of Floridarama (formerly Fairgrounds St. Pete), an incredible museum of immersive art & technology in St. Petersburg, Florida. We spoke with Mikhail recently about hi...
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June 10, 2024

ELM 2024: State-of-the-art LED pixel mapping

At ENTTEC we like to take creative possibilities to the next level and have just released an exciting update to our ELM LED pixel mapping software that will revolutionize the way you control light. The really big news for ELM 2024 is that we’re now...
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June 7, 2024

The ultimate guide to understanding LED pixel strip

Tips, tricks and what you need to know. We get asked a lot about LED pixel strip (sometimes known as pixel tape, ‘smart strip’ or ‘intelligent strip’). The first thing that most people want to know is exactly what pixel strip does a...
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June 6, 2024

The KFC Project

From its humble beginnings as a roadside café in 1930s smalltown Kentucky, growing to more than 25,000 locations in over 145 countries around the world today, the distinctive red and white iconography of KFC has become firmly and often endearingly p...
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September 13, 2023

Pixel Dot Range

What are LED pixel dot lights? It’s been over 2 years since the Smart Pixel 40 Metal and 60 dots lit up the lighting world from the Port Hedland Skate Park, in Australia, to a suspended Whale Shark Art installation in Qatar. The Smart Pixel 40 Meta...
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January 18, 2023

Where to start with LED and Pixel tapes?

There are thousands of pixel strips out there and knowing which one you need for your installation can seem like a daunting task. This article will go through the main differences between LED tape and what you should take into consideration when purc...
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December 19, 2022

The difference between premium and cheap Pixel tape

In lighting, as with anything else, we have cheap gear, middling quality, and the primo stuff. A lot of you readers have been in this game long enough to tell the difference. Some of that experience has been earned quite painfully through poor experi...
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