EKO Installation
EKO Installation

EKO Installation
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The EKO wall-mount installation dimmer is available in 6, 12 and 24 channel versions with a choice of output capacities. EKO dimmers incorporate a cleverly designed installation frame that can be fixed in position without the dimmer being present. Load and control screw terminals on the frame allow for building wiring to be terminated in a clear and unhindered manner.

When the installation is ready for commissioning, the dimmer can be hung on the installation frame and output circuits then plugged into the special screw terminals – the 24 channel dimmer can easily be installed onto the frame and made fully operational in under 5 minutes!

After installation, internal electronics can be easily accessed through the lockable hinged front door. The door has been designed with reversible hinges and lock allowing the dimmer to be customized to suit the installation environment.

The EKO also interfaces to ePlates, Houston and LNetproducts.


EKO Features

Unique Functionality

  • One lighting system with Push Button and/or Live Console Control. Each individual channel on the EKO can be set to DMX only, Architectural only, or the unique Auto switch mode for dual control.
  • Auto DMX/Architectural switching, ensures that the EKO always works as expected. Once DMX is disconnected the system automatically changes back to wallplate control after a preset time delay of 30 seconds to 5 minutes.
  • TruPower option. Allows any channel to be set to be dimming or direct mains power - a world first introduced by LSC in 2009. More information on TruPower can be found here.
  • Easy Installation. The EKO is provided with a separate installation frame to allow the mechanical mounting and electrical connections to be completed without the dimmer rack being onsite. This ensures no damage from 3rd party tradespeople to the dimmer, as well as helping with cash flow, as the frame can be purchased months ahead of the dimmer rack.
  • Max Level Setting - Save energy, save lamp life, save lamp maintenance.
  • Intelligent Power up at last known state. The system returns to the last lighting state after a short term power failure. If the power fail is longer than 2 hours, then the unit powers up with all channels off.
  • DMX or wallplate control via Lnet.

Dimmer module

  • Low profile installation dimmer in 6, 12 and 24 channel versions.
  • 10 Amp or 25 Amp output capacity per channel.
  • Designed for quick installation and termination.
  • Optional RCD per phase per 12 channels or RCD per channel (RCBO).
  • 100% duty cycle rated across all channels simultaneously.
  • Variable speed Fan cooling.

Control module

  • Graphical LCD panel with touch screen operation.
  • DMX512A compatible with link thru connector and input termination switch.
  • CE and Ctick approved.

Remote Monitoring

Houston is a Windows PC application that allows for remote monitoring of all LSCnet enabled products. This includes the TEKO and e24v2 portable touring dimmers, the EKO installation dimmers and the ePlate wall controllers.

Any operational faults, such as phase failure, loss of DMX, over temperature etc, are sent over the Cat5 cable from all of the devices to one or more PC's running the software. The user is immediately notified of a fault when the normally Green status indicator starts flashing Red. A quick glance at the screen then gives all the detailed information about the device affected and the exact nature of the fault.

This information is invaluable for fast diagnostics of any problems in all situations. Large stadium concerts or film schools with dimmer racks located in multiple positions can now see what is happening from a central location. Installers can see the status of a remote venue, such as a school or a church, form their office, via a Wi-Fi link or an internet connection.

Houston even keeps a permanent log of all system events for later viewing. These are stored with the date and time of the fault, allowing further diagnostics or a problem, even if it is not reported until weeks later.



Number of Dimmer channels





Channel output rating

10 Amps

25 Amps

Channel output connector type

4mm2 screw terminal

10mm2 screw terminal

TruPower option.

Option that allows each channel to be set to dimming or direct mains power via relay.

Channel MCB breaking capacity

6000 Amps

Channel MCB type

1-Pole MCB or optional 2-pole RCBO

RCD protection option (Qty)





Current control technology
Dimmer curve selection per channel
Scene storage
Power switching component


Inductor rise time


Channel output mimic LEDs (Qty)




DMX data and LSCNET indicator LEDs
Operational STATUS indicator LED
DMX512 input and link thru connector
DMX512 input termination switch
Number of cooling fans





Fan cooling control


External software upgradable
Power up in last known state
50/60Hz frequency auto-select
220V three-phase current (per phase)

80 Amps

40 Amps

100 Amps

50 Amps

Chassis style
Wall mount installation dimmer with hinged front door
Dimensions (mm)

480W x 824H x 135D

480W x 549H x 135D

480W x 824H x 135D

480W x 549H x 135D

Weight (kg)





Made from aluminium and corrosion resistant steel finish in powdercoat with rear screened polycarbonate labels.


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Product Brochure
Consultant Specification
Product Key Benefits
Operators Manual
EKO drawing (DXF)
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EKO drawing (PDF)
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EKO Install Frame drawing (PDF)
Installation Photos and Concepts
LSC Networking Technical Overview
EKO Software
Houston software trial version

Case Studies

Gold Coast Arts Centre Dimmer Upgrade - March 2010               



Why do the fans on my dimmers run loudly every time I turn their power on?

This is a test procedure added to the dimmer start routines at the request of users to allow them to know that the fans are still working.
The fans are variable speed temperature controlled and almost never run in many installations (ie. Air conditioned dimmer rooms).
We had a few issues in projects where debris had built up during installation and had jammed the fans. No one found out for 6-12 months until in the middle of summer when the air conditioning wasn't running and the dimmers overheated.

So we added the code to quickly run each fan to full at boot up to allow an easy 'fan test' by the users.

At what temperature do the fans in my dimmers turn on?

All LSC dimmers are designed and built to be 100% duty cycle. i.e. they are designed to run at full rated load 24 hours per day, 7 days per week without issue.
For the EKO, TEKO and IPRO, EPRO range of dimmers: if the dimmer internal temperature increases beyond a preset level the fans will cut in and run slowly to increase the air volume through the dimmer. The fan control runs in a feedback loop that will vary the fan speed until the dimmers are cooled back to normal operating temperature at which point they turn off again.
For the Redback and Redwall range of dimmers the fans will cut in at full speed, will cool the dimmer then switch off again.
As an additional safety measure, all LSC products incorporate an over-temperature cut-off where, if the dimmer temperature reaches a critical point, the outputs are driven off until the dimmer cools itself enough and the outputs will switch back on again. The fan operation figures are listed in the table below:

Fan Start Fan Stop Fan Full Speed

OverTemp Trigger


OverTemp Release


45oC 42oC 65oC 95/105oC 80/90oC


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