VC-Dot 1


VC-Dot 1 is a lightweight string of individually controllable, bright Dots useful in creating customized LED video solutions with maximum artistic flexibility and a minimum of effort. Fully customizable and controllable via the award-winning P3 System Controller™ family and/or DMX512, it is a perfect solution for integrating LED video technology into façades, stage designs, ceilings or any other structure, indoors or out.

Mapping video onto VC-Dots goes quickly and intuitively via the P3 System Controller. No need for complex setups and time-consuming addressing. VC-Dot 1 contains one LED and is available in an RGB color mixing version.

How processing works for LED video

·       Creative LED Video element for building and stage integration

·       Customizable pixel-pitch

·       Bright and fully calibrated for optimal consistency


·       Can assume any form for creative freedom

·       Individually controllable Dots

·       Bright at 2.5 cd per Dot (raw mode)

·       Maximum 100 Dots per string

·       Each Dot features calibrated brightness and colors

·       Various Dot spacings available

·       Customizable string length

·       P3 or DMX controllable

·       Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller family

·       Efficient and long-lasting

·       IP67 rated for permanent outdoor or indoor use

·       Perfect for façade or stage integration

·       Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500™) and simple cabling system



Pixel dimensions: 28 x 23 x 11 mm (1.1 x 0.9 x 0.5 in.)

Pixel dimensions with dome: 28 mm x 23 mm x 20 mm (1.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 in.)

Weight: 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs.) for 100 Dots, 100 mm (4.0 in.) spacing, with 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in cable and connector

Maximum number of pixels per string: 100

Standard pixel spacing (pitch): 100 mm (4.0 in.)

Minimum pixel spacing (pitch): 100 mm (3.9 in.)

Maximum pixel spacing (pitch): 1000 mm (39.4 in.)

Standard lead-in cable length: 2000 mm (78.8 in.)

Maximum lead-in cable length: 5000 mm (196.9 in.)

One pixel = one Dot

Control and Programming

Control options: Martin™ P3 System controller and/or DMX

DMX channels: 3 per RGB Dot, string or group

Control modes: Calibrated and raw

Setting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controller

Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color

Color and intensity calibration: Dot-level

DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A

RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20


LED manufacturer: Cree

Minimum LED lifetime: 50 000 hours (to >70% luminous output)*

*Figure obtained under manufacturer´s test conditions

Photometric Data

Light source: One RGB LED

Luminous intensity, RGB, calibrated mode: 2 cd

Luminous intensity, RGB, raw mode: 2.5 cd

Total output, RGB, calibrated mode: 5.4 lm

Red output, RGB, calibrated mode: 1.5 lm

Green output, RGB, calibrated mode: 3.6 lm

Blue output, RGB, calibrated mode: 0.4 lm

Viewing angle: 120° x 120°

Viewing angle with dome: 180° x 180°

Preliminary data, figures are approximate


Dot: Clear polycarbonate, clear silicone filled

Diffuser dome: White translucent polycarbonate

Mounting clip: White polycarbonate

Interconnecting cable: 6 x 20 AWG, black

Minimum cable bend radius: 26 mm (1.1 in.)

Protection rating: IP67

RoHS compliant


Orientation: Any


Power & data input to VC-Dot string from VC-Feeder™: Custom 8-pin connector, IP67-rated


Operating voltage: 15 VDC

Power and data converter: Martin VC-Feeder™

Peak power consumption (at full intensity, full white): 0.95 W per Dot

Typical power consumption (with typical video content): 0.32 W per Dot

Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary


Cooling: Convection

Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C

Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C

Peak heat dissipation (calculated, at full intensity, full white): 4.1 BTU/hr.

Typical heat dissipation (calculated, with typical video content):1.4 BTU/hr.

Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary


EU safety: EN 60950-1

EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

US safety: UL 60950-1

US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class A

Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class A

Australia/NZ: C-TICK N4241


VC-Dots ribbon cable extension, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 90357230

Quick splice connectors for VC-Dots ribbon cable extension, set of 15: P/N 90357240

VC-Dots ribbon cable termination cap, set of 10: P/N 91611400

VC-Dot 1™ Diffuser Domes, set of 10: P/N 90357180

VC-Dot 1™ Diffuser Domes, Smoked, set of 10: P/N 91610110

VC-Dot 1™ Mounting Clips, set of 10: P/N 90357210

VC-Dot 1™ Truss Clips, set of 10: P/N 91611371

VC-Dot 1™ Aluminum Mounting Profile, Black, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611374

VC-Dot 1™ Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611375

VC-Dot 1™ Mounting Profile End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611376

VC-Dot 1™ Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Black, set of 10: P/N 91611377

VC-Dot 1™ Aluminum Mounting Profile, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611386

VC-Dot 1™ Mounting Profile Cover, Grey, 2 m (6.6 ft.): P/N 91611387

VC-Dot 1™ Mounting Profile End Caps, Grey, set of 10: P/N 91611388

VC-Dot 1™ Mounting Profile Cable Entry End Caps, Grey, set of 10:P/N 91611389

VC-Dot 1™ Plastic Mounting Profile, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611410

VC-Dot 1™ Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, Black, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.):P/N 91611420

VC-Dot 1™ Plastic Mounting Profile, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.): P/N 91611430

VC-Dot 1™ Plastic Mounting Profile Cover, White, 1.2 m (4.0 ft.):P/N 91611440

Related Items

Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP Installation: P/N 90721080

Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP Rental: P/N 90721070

Martin VC-Feeder™: P/N 90357040

Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™: P/N 90721040

Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090

Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010

Martin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015

Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020

Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060

Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: P/N 90721030

Martin M-PC V3™ Pro (up to 64 DMX universes) incl. Martin USB Duo™: P/N 90732010

Martin RDM 5.5 Splitter™: P/N 90758150

Ordering Information

VC-Dot 1™ RGB, 100 mm (4.0 in.) pitch, 100 pcs., 2 m (6.6 ft.) lead-in: P/N 90357060

Strings with custom Dot pitch and lead-in length can be manufactured to special order