Lutron Electronics

has streamlined the design and specification process for its products with the introduction of GRAFIK Eye® Designer 5 Software, a powerful computer resource that places a wealth of lighting control possibilities at the fingertips of design professionals.

Among other things, Designer 5 can create a complete system layout, including an equipment schedule, bill of materials, one-line diagram, and CSI specifications, thus simplifying the selection and design process and ensuring a proper schematic for the job.

“Designer 5 is a comprehensive resource intended to increase efficiency for lighting designers and specifiers,” says David Bennett, Lutron’s commercial marketing leader. “In essence, it allows you to enter data about project lighting and guides you through load schedule information, power requirements, and control choices.” Bennett added that with Designer 5, one-line diagrams and equipment schedules could be included on drawings and then easily updated to reflect revised product information.

Some of the other main features of Designer 5 are:

  • It incorporates all panel and control options for Lutron’s GRAFIK Eye® 3000 and GRAFIK Eye® 4000, including GP and LP Dimming Panels and XP Switching Panels, along with seeTouch™ Wallstations.

  • It imports load and fixture information from Microsoft® Excel.

  • Exports to AutoCAD dxf , Adobe® pdf, Microsoft Excel formats.

  • Installs on any PC with Windows® 95 or higher.

“We are very excited to get this tool into the hands of lighting professionals,” Bennett says. “Designing a lighting control system has never been as simple and precise as it is with Designer 5.”

For more information Lutron’s Designer 5 software, please call the Lutron 24 hour hotline at 800-523-9466 or visit the web at

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Coopersburg, PA