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Breathtaking outdoor installations with PixLite® controllers

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Breathtaking outdoor installations with Advatek PixLite® controllers

Organisation: Novatech

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Executive Summary

Light Cycles, presented as part of Illuminate Adelaide, was an outdoor experience at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens incorporating intricate light, music, and video art installations. Inspired by the Garden's sprawling canvas, it was essential that Light Cycles installations were developed to unobtrusively immerse visitors in the experience which would encompass nearly two kilometers. Local tech partner Novatech Creative Event Technology faced the challenge of finding a robust pixel control solution that would withstand rain, dirt and unpredictable weather conditions, while supporting multimedia studio Moment Factory's vision and design. (Image & video credit: Moment Factory)

Who is Novatech?

Founded by brothers Leko and Milenko Novakovic in 2001, Novatech is Adelaide’s most trusted event hire and production company. They are proudly South Australian owned and operated, delivering their world-class services locally, nationally and internationally.

The Challenge

Two lighting installations at Light Cycles, ‘Crystal Grove’ and ‘Reflection Lake’ required exceptionally robust pixel control due to the number of individual pixels required for the installations and the environment in which the controllers would be installed. The Crystal Grove installation had 2,000 individual pixels while Reflection Lake featured another 10,000 pixels of LED strips submerged under water.

Advatek Lighting's Role

Novatech turned to Advatek’s PixLite® 4 Rugged Mk2 LED controllers for their weatherproof design, matching field-installable connectors and their suitability to be used outdoors in muddy terrain. Novatech was also pleased with Advatek’s customer service and the product’s compatibility with virtually every type of pixel LED on the market, as well as the controller’s competitive pricing.

PixLite® 4 Rugged Mk2

PixLite® 4 Rugged Mk2

A high-capacity pixel control device running our 2nd generation processor. A compact Plug and Play style solution in an IP65 rated enclosure.


The event was a resounding success with multiple sold-out sessions and an extension of the original season by three weeks. Illuminate Adelaide will be returning in 2022.

It was great to have a local manufacturer building a world class product right here in Australia. They were used to great effect in driving over 2000 individual pixel LED sources and another 10,000 pixels under water.

Ashley Gabriel – Director of Sales and Marketing at Novatech


Illuminate Adelaide - Adelaide, Australia

Went Live - 2021