Making Light Work for 27 Years
Making Light Work for 27 Years
Control Freak controls have been built upon a 27 year history within the lighting industry. Our controllers have been engineered in-house with the aim of creating flawless control of open protocol lighting controls, such as DALI and DMX.
Pictured left: Control Freak's ultra-reliable Constant Voltage Driver: SLAMMO
The DALI 0-10v converter is the proven controller for 0-10v sink or source control via DALI.
UBi stands for the Universal Bus Interface for DALI and the small size and low cost of the patented Control Freak UBi belies its enormous value. At only 2 poles wide, it can split your DALI line into up to 6 branches, allow you onto the DALI line safely through banana jacks, warn you of over voltage (like 240VAC!) on the line, and provide quick and easy plug and play connectivity. Made in Australia and also available with an integral DALI power supply (UBi Power model).
The DIDIO series of controller just became more powerful, with the introduction of the Ethernet enabled 'eDIDIO' controller. You can now use your phone, tablet, PC or watch (yes, watch) to control your lights, address DALI devices, and much more. Want to randomly address the line with the press of a button? Or have buttons you can program and reprogram for different tasks? The Australian-made eDIDIO offers all this and much more.
Control Freak systems, solutions and components are installed in a wide variety of installations, ranging from commercial and infrastructure lighting projects to theatres, auditoria and residences including:
Cavill Avenue Surfers Paradise, Health Matters Fernvale medical centre, 175 Eagle Street Brisbane over 30 floors for Charter Hall including Cerner, ISIS, AON and Aurizon, over 30 Queensland Railway Stations throughout SEQ, Rockhampton Hospital, DHL Warehouse Brisbane Airport, King's College University of Queensland, Archbishop Duhrig Aged Care Holland Park, Forest of Memories Logan, Gold Coast University Hospital facade (DMX RGB), Brisbane Planetarium, Queensland Children's Hospital, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Square, Green Square Brisbane, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, ABC Studios Brisbane, Chandler Theatre Sleemon Sports Complex, Burpengary AFL clubhouse and sports fields, Legacy Way tunnel Brisbane, King George Square Brisbane, Griffith University Gold Coast, Chinatown Malls in Brisbane and Southport, Royal Pines RACV Resort, Rockhampton Air Traffic Control Tower, Ergon tenancies in Rockhampton and Mackay, Virgin Mobile Brisbane, Suncorp Bank branches, Cue Store Indooroopilly, Mudgee Town Hall auditorium (DMX LED), The Cloud (New Zealand), and Tumo Centre for Creative Technologies (Armenia).
Over the last 27 years, tens of thousands of man hours have been dedicated to research and development and our R&D is ongoing. ‘Innovation is not one of our business’s priorities, it is the highest priority. Without continual R&D we would not survive, let alone prosper.’ - Lance Stewart, Principal
Control Freak products are born out of a desire to perfect how we experience lighting and the need to make complex controls easy and intuitive to use, which only happens when we invest enormous amount of time and resources into research and development. The revolution in lighting with the advent of LED lighting, coupled with the interoperability of open protocols, has been disastrous for our competitors and their legacy technologies, but a boon for Control Freak solutions and our clients.
Lance Stewart is the 'lighting control guru' that directs the team of Mechatronics and Electronics Engineers that together research and develop Control Freak solutions.
Starting his career as a lighting designer more than 30 years ago, Lance’s designs have been recognised by more than 16 lighting awards. “Designing projects led us to see important gaps in the market, so we made solutions to fill these gaps specifically for our projects. When people saw what we had achieved, we were asked time and again if we could supply these solutions for other projects. We eventually relented and what began as purely bespoke work has grown to become scalable lighting control solutions for just about any application. For more than a decade now it has been the entire focus of our operations, we all love what we do and take pride in every successful project brought to life by Control Freak products and solutions.”