KiNET is a proprietary network based protocol used by many Color Kinetics brand LED control nodes.

Similar to other network based control systems, KiNET addresses each output node by IP address. Each port of the node is then given a number.

IP Address

The IP address of the output node. Usually in the range, nodes can be discovered on the network using discovery.


The port number of the string of devices to be controlled.


KiNET control version, this is defined by the receiving hardware.

Getting the most from KiNET

  • KiNET networks can quickly become clogged when a node drops offline. It is important to un-patch nodes that are not present.
  • Older output nodes (Such as PDS-60) can saturate on busy networks. This can be helped by reducing sending frame-rate and reducing the network speed to the node. (10base is frequently best).


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