Welcome to Artistic Licence

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 domain 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 the European RDM Plugfest. The event runs from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th April 2015, in the UK, at Gatwick Manor, London Road at Lowfield Heath, just south of Gatwick Airport. The Plugfest is a great opportunity to learn more about Remote Device Management.

Meet the team at the PLASA Focus show, stand N-B23. The event runs from Tuesday 12th May to Wednesday 13th May, at The Royal Armouries in Leeds.

See our lightJuice preview at Smart Lighting Berlin. The event runs from Wednesday 20th May to Friday 22nd May, at The City Cube in Berlin.

Visit out stand at the Lux Live show, stand N-B23. The event runs from Wednesday 18th to Thursday 19th November, at ExCeL London.

Industry recognition and awards

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