Controller Firmware Updates

Controller Firmware Updates

Sometimes you have to change the way those little computers inside Light-O-Rama products think. The magic happens in something we call firmware. If you hang around enough computer geeks you'll start slipping "firmware" into your conversations and really impress the neighbors. If you're just here looking for the USB Adapter "RS-485" Driver install link for Windows, click here.

Should I update my firmware? If everything is working as desired with your controllers, there's no need to change a thing. If a Light-O-Rama support professional suggests updating your firmware then you really should.

Firmware sits between the software (what runs on your computer) and the hardware (the stuff you can touch and it controls the lights and special effects.) If everything is working fine, don't worry about the firmware. If a Light-O-Rama support person recommends updating your firmware, then this is the place to find it.

A special note about downloading and Windows 10: If you are using the Windows 10 Edge browser you might not have a 'Save Target As...' option when right clicking a link. We recommend using another browser, including Internet Explorer. Open the Windows 10 search box, enter 'Internet Explorer', it will be shown as a 'Desktop app' and that's the one to pick. Return to the Light-O-Rama website and you can now use the mouse right click 'Save Target as...'

How do you download firmware from this website?

With most browsers, you can click to download. If it's not working, try Right Clicking the Download link and choosing Save Target As... Save the file to a location you can easily find.

Use the Light-O-Rama Hardware Utility to update the firmware on the appropriate device following the instructions in our help documentation.

Product Product Right Click and Save Target As...

Cosmic Color Bulbs/Pixels I Controller (Original)

CCB100 Cosmic Color Bulbs/Pixels Controller (Original RGB smart pixels-2 ports)

Cosmic Color Bulb/Pixel Controller
CCB100 Cosmic Color Bulbs/Pixels latest firmware version CCB 1.21 firmware Download
  CCB 1.19 firmware Download
  CCB 1.18 firmware Download
  CCB 1.16 firmware Download
  CCB 1.15 firmware Download

Cosmic Color Flood (50 watts)

CF50D Cosmic Color Flood (50 watt RGB/UV smart pixel flood with controller)

50 Watt Cosmic Color RGB Flood with built-in controller
CF50D 50 watt Cosmic Color Flood latest firmware version CF50D 1.05 firmware Download

Cosmic Color Ribbon I Controller (Original)

CCR150 Cosmic Color Ribbon Controller (original RGB smart pixels-1 port)

CCR150 Cosmic Color Ribbon latest firmware version CCR 1.19 firmware Download
  CCR 1.17 firmware Download
  CCR 1.10 firmware Download
  CCR 1.07 firmware Download
  CCR 1.06 firmware Download
  CCR 1.05 firmware Download
  CCR 1.04 firmware Download

Cosmic Color Bulbs II/Pixels II/Ribbon II

see 'Pixel Controllers' section below

 

DC Controller

CMB16D DC Controller Board

Light-O-Rama CMB16D-QC Deluxe DC controller board. 16 channels.
CMB16D 16 channel DC controller board latest firmware version CMB16 1.34 firmware Download
  CMB16 1.30 firmware Download
  CMB16D 1.20.firmware Download

Digital I/O Controller

DIO32 Digital I/O Controller Board

Light-O-Rama DIO32 32 Channel Digital Input/Output Mother
DIO32 Digital I/O controller board latest firmware version DIO32 1.32 firmware Download
  DIO32 1.02 firmware Download

Directors

DC-MP3 Director (Original)

ShowTime Director 1st Generation
DC-MP3 deluxe stand-alone ShowTime Director with MP3 player and real-time clock latest firmware version DC MP3 4.20 firmware Download
  DC MP3 3.3 firmware Download
  DC MP3 3.2 firmware Download
  DC MP3 3.1 firmware Download
  DC MP3 3.0 firmware Download

G3-MP3 Director Generation 3

G3-MP3 ShowTime Director
G3-MP3 deluxe stand-alone ShowTime Director with MP3 player, 2 network ports and real-time clock latest firmware version G3-MP3 5.38 firmware Download
  G3-MP3 5.36 firmware Download
  G3-MP3 5.34 firmware Download
  G3-MP3 5.32 firmware Download
  G3-MP3 5.30 firmware Download
  G3-MP3 5.26 firmware Download
  G3-MP3 5.25 firmware Download
  G3-MP3 5.23 firmware Download

N2-G4-MP3 Director Generation 4

N2-G4-MP3 deluxe stand-alone ShowTime Director with MP3 player, 2 network ports and real-time clock latest firmware version N2-MP3g4 6.11 firmware Download
N2-MP3g4 6.9 firmware Download
  N2-MP3g4 6.8 firmware Download

N4-G4-MP3 Director Generation 4

N4-G4-MP3 deluxe stand-alone ShowTime Director with MP3 player, 4 network ports and real-time clock latest firmware version N4-MP3g4 6.11 firmware Download
N4-MP3g4 6.9 firmware Download
  N4-MP3g4 6.8 firmware Download
  N4-MP3g4 6.7 firmware Download
  N4-MP3g4 6.5 firmware Download
  N4-MP3g4 6.3 firmware Download
  N4-MP3g4 6.2 firmware Download

mDC MP3 miniDirector (Original)

Light-O-Rama mDM-MP3 miniDirector for Stand-Alone Operation. No Real-Time Clock.
mDC MP3 stand-alone ShowTime miniDirector with MP3 player but no real-time clock latest firmware version mDC MP3 4.22 firmware Download
  mDC MP3 4.20 firmware Download
  mDC MP3 4.10 firmware Download
  mDC MP3 1.0 firmware Download

uMP3g3 miniDirector Generation 3

ShowTime miniDirector
uMP3g3 Generation 3 stand-alone ShowTime miniDirector with MP3 player but no real-time clock latest firmware version uMP3g3 5.36 firmware Download
  uMP3g3 5.34 firmware Download
  uMP3g3 5.32 firmware Download
  uMP3g3 5.30 firmware Download

N1uMP3g4 miniDirector Generation 4

N1uMP3g4 Generation 4 stand-alone ShowTime miniDirector with MP3 player but no real-time clock latest firmware version N1uMP3g4 6.5 firmware Download
  N1uMP3g4 6.4 firmware Download

Easy Light Linker Wireless

RFV4/5 Easy Light Linker (ELL)

Easy Light Linker Pair for wireless communication
RFV4 Easy Light Linker latest firmware version Transceiver RFV4 2.10 firmware Download
RFV5 Easy Light Linker latest firmware version Transceiver RFV5 2.11 firmware Download

iDMX1000 DMX-512 Bridge

iDMX1000 DMX Bridge

iDMX1000 LOR to DMX bridge
iDMX1000 DMX-512 interface to Light-O-Rama data network latest firmware version iDMX1000 1.50 firmware Download
  iDMX1000 1.41 firmware Download
  iDMX1000 1.03 firmware Download

InputPup External Trigger Input

InputPup External Trigger Controller Board

InputPup
Connect 8 input triggers on LOR network. For shows driven by computer. InputPup 1.01 firmware Download

Light Controllers Professional Series (high voltage AC)

CTB04Dg3 Generation 3 Controller (4 channels)

CTB04Dg3 Generation 3 four channel controller latest firmware version CTB04Dg3 1.01 firmware Download

CTB08Dg3 Generation 3 Controller (8 channels)

CTB08Dg3 Generation 3 eight channel controller latest firmware version CTB08Dg3 1.02 firmware Download
CTB08 professional 8 channel controller latest firmware version CTB08S 4.32 firmware Download
  CTB08D 4.30 firmware Download
  CTB08D 4.20 firmware Download
  CTB08D 4.01 firmware Download
  CTB08D 1.02 firmware Download

CTB16D Controller Board (16 channels)

CTB16D professional 16 channel blue controller V7 board. if your board already has firmware version 4.40 or higher then it cannot use version 4.30 or lower latest firmware version CTB16DV7 Blue 4.40 firmware Download
  CTB16D Blue 4.32 firmware Download
  CTB16D Blue 4.30 firmware Download
  CTB16DV5 Blue 4.20 firmware Download
  CTB16DV5 Blue 4.01 firmware Download
CTB16D professional 16 channel green controller board latest firmware version CTB16D Green 4.32 firmware Download
  CTB16D Green 4.30 firmware Download
  CTB16D Green 4.01 firmware Download
  CTB16D Green 4.20 firmware Download

CTB32 Generation 3 Controller Board (16 channels)

LOR1600/LOR1602 Generation 3 Controller (16 channels)

LOR1602 with builtin G3-MP3 Showtime Director
CTB32/LOR160x Generation 3 professional controller for LOR160xWg3 (metal box) and CTB32LDg3 (circuit board) latest firmware version CTB32LG3-V1.17 firmware Download
  CTB32LG3-V1.15 firmware Download
  CTB32LG3-V1.13 firmware Download
  CTB32LG3-V1.12 firmware Download
  CTB32LG3-V1.11 firmware Download
  CTB32LG3-V1.08 firmware Download
  CTB32LG3-V1.05 firmware Download

LOR800Wg3 Generation 3 Controller (8 channels)

LOR800
LOR800Wg3 Generation 3 professional controller latest firmware version CTB08Dg3-V1.02 firmware Download
  CTB08Dg3-V1.01 firmware Download

Light Controllers Residential Series (high voltage AC)

CTB16PC Generation 3 Controller (16 channels)

CTB16PC controller with 16 high voltage channels
CTB16PC Generation 3 (CTB16PCG2 and CTB16PCG3) residential 16 channel controller latest firmware version CTB16PCG3-V1.11 firmware CTB16PCG2-V1.11 firmware Download
  CTB16PCG3-V1.09 firmware CTB16PCG2-V1.09 firmware Download
  CTB16PCG3-V1.08 firmware CTB16PCG2-V1.08 firmware Download
  CTB16PCG3-V1.07 firmware CTB16PCG2-V1.07 firmware Download
  CTB16PCG3-V1.06 firmware CTB16PCG2-V1.06 firmware Download
  CTB16PCG3-V1.04 firmware CTB16PCG2-V1.04 firmware Download

CTB16PC Controller (original) (16 channels)

Light-O-Rama CTB16PC-ReadyTo Go-Addon semi-intelligent dimmer. 30 amps. 120-240VAC. 16 channels. Residential use.
CTB16PC residential 16 channel V2 board. if your board already has firmware version 4.40 or higher then it cannot use version 4.30 or lower latest firmware version CTB16PC-V2 4.40 firmware Download
  CTB16PC 4.32 firmware Download
  CTB16PC 4.30 firmware Download
  CTB16PC 4.20 firmware Download
  CTB16PC 4.02 firmware Download

LOR Device File

This file lets older LOR software find newer LOR hardware. On 32 bit computers the LOR_DeviceFile.txt is located in: C:\Program Files\Light-O-Rama. On 64 bit computers the LOR_DeviceFile.txt is located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Light-O-Rama. Save your current LOR_DeviceFile.txt file. Replace with this newer LOR_DeviceFile.txt file. Latest available Download

Pixel Controllers

CMB24D Pixel Controller Board (RGB dumb pixels board-8 pixels)

CMB-24 RGB control board with 8 RGB channels.
CMB24D 24 channel (8 pixel) RGB controller board latest firmware version CMB24D 1.05 firmware Download
  CMB24D 1.04 firmware Download
  CMB24D 1.02 firmware Download

PixCon16 Controller Board (RGB smart pixels-16 ports)

LOR PixCon 16
Please read before downloading any PixCon16 Firmware: The PixCon16 does NOT update via the Hardware Utility; it instead uses the Network Preferences program. See the PixCon16 manuals for more info. Be sure you are using the CORRECT firmware for your board. There are 2 different revisions of the board that require different firmware files, a "MKII" version and an "Original" version.
  • If your board has 'MKII' or 'ECO' on it (usually next to the word 'PixCon16', it is a "MKII" version.
  • If your board does not have MKII or ECO on it, it is an "Original" version
  • You can also check the version when configuring a PixCon16. Open the PixCon16 configuration utility, go to the PixCon16 you want to update, and go to the "Misc" tab. If the firmware version you see when configuring your PixCon16 begins with a "2" (ex: 2.0.13) it is a "MKII" version. If the firmware version you see when configuring your PixCon16 begins with a "1" (ex: 1.4.14) it is an "Original" version.
The file you should use is also dependent on what software you are configuring the PixCon16 on. If you are a LOR user and are using version 5.6.2 or higher, or are a non-LOR user, use the firmware files that end in .hex. If you are a LOR user and are using version 5.6.0 or lower, use the firmware files that end in .nhx. So, if you are using 5.6.2 and have a "MKII" version, you would use the "PixCon16 MKII 2.X.XX Firmware (.hex)" the first option in the list. Be careful, because if you apply the wrong firmware to a board, the board will be bricked and you will need to recover it. If your PixCon16 stops working after an update, please open a ticket on our help desk.
PixCon16 MKII latest firmware version. Requires Showtime 5.6.2 or higher or use of the PixCon16 Assistant
PixCon16 MKII 2.0.13 Firmware (.hex) Download
PixCon16 Original latest firmware version. Requires Showtime 5.6.2 or higher or use of the PixCon16 Assistant
PixCon16 Original 1.4.14 Firmware (.hex) Download
PixCon16 Assistant for configuring PixCon16 in non-LOR environments. Zip file. Download and unzip on your computer. Version 2.3.24 Download
PixCon16 MKII latest firmware version for PixCon16 Showtime 5.6.0 or lower (this includes all S4 versions)
PixCon16 MKII 2.0.13 Firmware (.nhx) Download
PixCon16 Original latest firmware version for PixCon16 Showtime 5.6.0 or lower (this includes all S4 versions)
PixCon16 Original 1.4.14 Firmware (.nhx) Download

Pixie2D/Cosmic Color Controller II (RGB smart pixels-2 ports)

Cosmic Color Controller II (white case shown)
Pixie2/Cosmic Color Controller II smart controller (2 ports) Pixie2D 1.08 firmware** Download
Pixie2D 1.07 firmware** Download
  Pixie2D 1.06 firmware** Download
  Pixie2D 1.05 firmware** Download
  Pixie2D 1.04 firmware* Download
  Pixie2D 1.03 firmware Download

Pixie4D Controller Board (RGB smart pixels-4 ports)

Pixie4D Smart Pixel Controller
Pixie4D smart controller (4 ports) Pixie4D 1.08 firmware** Download
Pixie4D 1.07 firmware** Download
  Pixie4D 1.06 firmware** Download
  Pixie4D 1.05 firmware** Download
  Pixie4D 1.04 firmware* Download
  Pixie4D 1.03 firmware Download

Pixie8D Controller Board (RGB smart pixels-8 ports)

Pixie8D Smart Pixel Controller
Pixie8D smart controller (8 ports) Pixie8D 1.08 firmware** Download
Pixie8D 1.07 firmware** Download
  Pixie8D 1.06 firmware** Download
  Pixie8D 1.05 firmware** Download
  Pixie8D 1.04 firmware* Download
  Pixie8D 1.03 firmware Download

Pixie16D Controller Board (RGB smart pixels-16 ports)

Pixie16D Smart Pixel Controller
Pixie16D smart controller (16 ports) Pixie16D 1.08 firmware** Download
Pixie16D 1.07 firmware** Download
  Pixie16D 1.06 firmware** Download
  Pixie16D 1.05 firmware** Download
  Pixie16D 1.04 firmware* Download
  Pixie16D 1.03 firmware Download
*PixieXXD firmware 1.04 and higher requires ShowTime S5 or ShowTime 4.3.34 or higher for full compatibility.   **PixieXXD firmware 1.05 and higher needed for full PixieLink compatibility

PixieLink (sACN/Art-Net Adapter for Light-O-Rama controllers)

PixieLink (sACN/Art-Net Adapter) PixieLink 1.04 firmware Download
  PixieLink 1.03 firmware Download
  PixieLink 1.02 firmware Download

USB Adapter RS-485 Driver

Windows serial port driver for LOR based USB Adapter (RS-485) (USB-RS485 and SC485-RJ45 converters). Download, unzip and run CDM21228_Setup.exe CDM21228_Setup.exe Download

Servo Controllers

ServoDog Servo Board

Light-O-Rama ServoDog Servo Controller
ServoDog servo controller board latest firmware version ServoDog 1.05 firmware Download
  ServoDog 1.02 firmware Download