Color Changing Landscape Lights and LED Technology

Published July 5th, 2015 by Devteam

Photos courtesy of FX Luminare.

Since the LED revolution began, we are finding out that there are new and exciting ways to make our everyday lighting interactive, allowing us to set lighting to our moods and feelings. Now it is easy than ever to create color with your exterior lighting with this new system from FX Luminaire. The Luxor ZDC lighting controller provides the ability to create a spectrum of 30,000 colors using RGBW LED technology. This system also allows you to set your lighting in zones and dim them however you like, the control is remarkable! They have an amazing app that allows you to program dimming and color changes for different times of the evening but you can also use the controls to manually change your lighting any way you want, whenever you want. First hand, I had a lot of fun operating this system and the features were really fantastic.

You can group your lighting for specific functions, and then control levels for those specific groups. For example you can put all your path lighting in one group and your up lighting in another. Lets say you want to dim your lighting after midnight, well it's easy to set it and forget it.

This allows you so much control with your lighting and now with the addition of color, you can display your team pride at parties or set the mood for anniversaries, weddings, corporate events, you name it! Color temperatures can also be adjusted to match vegetation and architecture, offering a variety of unique landscape looks throughout the year. Letting you change color temperature based on the seasons will really bring life to the changes your landscape creates, this before was an unheard of option but as a designer, it opens lighting up to a whole new level!

A living space also changes throughout the night depending on your activity. Using Luxor, you can illuminate a seating area, dining table, or spa at different times of the night or even on different days. Your lighting system should cater to your lifestyle and using the Luxor ZDC system, you can create myriads of scenes catered to the person and landscape.

They are so easy to operate once you have them installed and coded by a experienced lighting contractor and it will give you options you never before thought possible. With only two wires to connect each fixture nothing changes on setup with Luxor. Communication is sent over the same wires that are used to power each light using any wiring technique you choose.

Custom colors are created by combining three factors: hue, saturation, and intensity.

  • The hue is represented in the Luxor ZDC numerically from 0 to 359 to pinpoint the position on the color wheel.
  • Saturation is a percentage of hue which mixes white light with color, and can be adjusted in 1% increments between 1 and 100.
  • The color palette menu on the Luxor ZDC allows the user to save up to 250 custom colors by simply selecting the desired hue and saturation.

If you are looking to invest in a new lighting system for your home, I definitely think that looking into the Luxor ZDC fro FX Luminaire is well worth it. For those who entertain outdoors often, this will is a fantastic option to amaze your guests and get them talking.

Change your landscape lighting to set your moods, the options are only as limited as your imagination!

This lighting blog is published by Anthony Bogdanovich of Imagine Lighting Co., all rights reserved. Anthony is a lighting designer and installer who has been creating dramatic lighting effects for over the past decade. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please send us an email at

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