Network Overview

The iLight network has been designed to offer total freedom and flexibility in system design.

Up to 65000 devices may be connected to a single iCAN network and with distributed data processing it is truly scalable. There are virtually no limits as to what can be added to the system and with no central memory, components can easily be added or removed as required.

iLight’s extensive product range includes sources controllers, interfaces and accessories that provide control solutions across residential, commercial and entertainment style projects. All common communications protocols are catered for, ensuring that the iLight system seamlessly integrates with other control components within an installation.

The network utilises Eaton iCANnet cable and can berun to a maximum length of 500m. This can be extended with a BN2 Network Bridge/Repeater.



The iLight system provides connectivity to the following protocols;

  • DALI
  • 1-10V
  • DSI
  • CAN
  • RS232
  • RS485
  • DMX512
  • KNX via KNX Gateways
  • Ethernet
  • BACnet
  • Modbus
  • LON