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See the latest videos from Artistic Licence including the new technology briefings by Cogsy, the Artistic Licence robot, and a preview of our forthcoming lightJuice technology.

New release of DMX-Workshop

Supporting the Award Winning Art-Net 4.

Why not get involved with the design of our next range of splitters by taking our design survey.

Established in 1988, Artistic Licence specialises in the design and manufacture of products that control light, from the latest solid-state LED technology to more traditional sources. The range also covers test equipment and data distribution, and we are a major supplier of OEM solutions worldwide.

As the originators of the open protocols Art-Net and Art-Osc our knowledge of lighting control is second to none. In addition, we routinely work with DMX512-A, RDM, CRMX wireless DMX, MIDI, sACN, KiNet, DALI, developing solutions for clients in the architectural, commercial, entertainment, leisure and retail sectors.

For more information about our project work, please visit Artistic Licence Integration. We cover all aspects from design to installation, offering project management and custom or ready made solutions.

The Artistic Licence product range can be ordered online (please refer to the individual product pages) or through our international network of dealers (see Where to buy).

For customer support and access to our extensive Knowledgebase resource, please visit the
Artistic Licence Help Desk.


We will be at LDI Las Vegas, booth 943 with our US distributer Goddard Design. The event runs from 17th to 19th November at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Visit our stand at Prolight + Sound 2018, stand G44, Hall 3.0. The event runs from the 10th to 13th April 2018, at Messe Frankfurt.

Visit our stand at PLASA London 2018, stand C32. The event is in September, at London Olympia.

Industry recognition and awards

2017 The Gottelier Award

2016 PLASA Product Innovation Award for Art-Net 4

2015 Lighting Design Awards - Highly Commended workplace project of the year for PNLD Ascot Underwriting project

2013 PLASA Product Innovation Award for eSense

2013 PLASA Product Innovation Honourable Mention for Art-Osc

2006 ESTA Achievement Award for Control Protocols Development

2005 PLASA Product Award for Visual-Patch. A system that uses a camera and Art-Net to automatically patch a lamp array

2004 IALD Award for Excellence - MBLD Finsbury Avenue Square

2003 PLASA Highly Commended Award for Colour-Tramp lighting control system

2002 PLASA Highly Commended Award for the development of Bit Angle Modulation, a drive technique for dimming

2001 PLASA Product Award for Down-Lynx Ethernet to DMX512 interface

2000 EDDY Award for Common-Sense protocol and sensor interface