If I have one LMX unit and 1 DMX unit, can they work together? DMX and LMX are two of the main protocols used in lighting systems. While some controllers can control LMX and DMX dimmers simultaneously, most cannot due to the lack of shared signal timing parameters between the two protocols. There are protocol translators available that would solve this problem. Lightronics and other companies make DMX to LMX translators which would allow you to convert your entire system into a LMX system.