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Lutron Introduces the Next Generation of Designer+ for Vive

This intuitive, easy-to-use software gives electrical professionals the ability to design an effective, code-compliant lighting control system.

Coopersburg, PA (August 15, 2018) Lutron Electronics, the leader in smart lighting controls and automated shading solutions, announced today the release of Designer+ 11.2, the latest version of Lutron Designer+ software for Vive solutions. Designer+ is an intuitive, easy-to-use software tool that enables electrical industry professionals to quickly arrive at the right lighting control solution.

“The newest version of Designer+ for Vive makes it simple to create a code-compliant design, even without a deep understanding of the system parts and pieces,” said Scott Hanna, Senior Vice President for Lutron. “This software is another example of how Lutron helps to simplify lighting control by providing global service and expertise.”

Designer+ for Vive offers a guided experience that walks users through the program, enabling them to get an appropriate lighting control system design in just minutes. No formal training is required, and users do not need to know a single Lutron part number.

Users can select the energy code they need to meet and the room types that require control. Designer+ for Vive automatically selects the gear and programming needed, based on a cloud-synced database of the latest code-compliant solutions. From there, each area on the floorplan is stamped with the proper solution, and in just a few clicks a customized bill of materials, sequence of operations, one-line diagram, and even CAD-exportable floorplan is generated, allowing users to effectively communicate design intent and create a professional bid package.

The new Designer+ for Vive continues a Lutron tradition of world-class design tools. In April, Lutron launched code-based room type templates, which allow users to simply "stamp" room types on the floorplan to quickly create a code-compliant solution. A May 2018 update added a customizable Dynamic Riser Diagram, enabling users to create everything from detailed risers to simplified room typicals.

To download the free Designer+ software, simply visit

About Lutron Electronics (
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

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