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Introducing the Lutron Athena Wireless Processor for Lighting Control that Expands Design Choice and Enhances Space Flexibility but Requires No Panel Space.

Coopersburg, PA, EST, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Lutron introduces the Athena wireless processor to its Athena lighting control system. The new processor is right sized for smaller spaces and yet easily scalable for use in larger projects. With the Athena wireless processor, Athena systems do not require panels, and work with a wide range of both wireless and wired devices, saving coveted electrical closet space and giving designers, architects, and engineers greater flexibility.

Design professionals have come to expect increased versatility from the building systems they use. As the latest enhancement to Lutron’s Athena lighting control system, the Athena wireless processor empowers designers and their clients with tools that support future-proof lighting systems, and insights that drive efficient business decisions.

Cloud-connected lighting control for smart, human centric design.
The Lutron Athena system is your connected lighting solution for smarter spaces and more human centric experiences, and now the small, powerful Athena wireless processor expands system capabilities to enhance the simplicity, value, and flexibility of your projects.

• Simplifies design and scalability – Ideal for both small, luxury boutique applications and large office projects, the Athena wireless processor makes Lutron Athena the most complete, versatile, Ketra-ready control system for your most innovative and sustainable projects.
• Expands choice and flexibility – Each Athena wireless processor can easily marry third-party fixtures and Ketra in the same application, layering in any control strategy – occupancy, vacancy, and daylight sensors, as well as touchscreens, keypads, and Pico wireless remotes all in a single control package.
• More capability and native integration – With the Athena wireless processor and its advanced software and app control, designers can exceed clients’ expectations while respecting their budget and schedule.
• No panels necessary – The single-device processor combines all the Athena cloud-connected benefits and features and does not require separate Lutron panels or hubs. System software, controls, and drivers can now communicate wirelessly to the Athena system, increasing design flexibility, minimizing required closet space, and delivering a cloud-connected solution.
• Less risk – Featuring a lower cost of entry and less wiring than a panel-based solution, Athena systems minimize risk and maximize creative potential.
• Inconspicuous design – The small, wireless processor is unobtrusive and supports a minimalist aesthetic.

The Athena wireless processor complements system enhancements introduced in late 2022 to make Athena systems even more capable.
• Athena wireless node is an ultra-small, individual, wireless fixture control packed with technology to ensure you can easily and quickly adjust light settings by fixture, zone, or a combination of both. With this new option, the Athena system can be wired and/or wireless and controlled with granularity down to the individual fixture.
• Athena dashboard is analytical software that visualizes complex occupancy and energy data in intuitive reports and makes them easily accessible to inform business decisions and occupant-friendly lighting adjustments. Designed to be cloud-connected, the Athena dashboard offers automatic and continuous updates.

The upgraded, cloud-connected Athena system allows designers to do more with a single system and expands data-analytic capabilities. Ongoing Athena system enhancements support the need for connected solutions that deliver building management insights, simplify ongoing system adjustments, and continue to add value over time.

A System that Keeps Getting Better
In an era when building technology can struggle to keep pace with innovation, connected Athena systems receive regular software updates, ensuring the system gains functionality and capability over time.

“The beautiful thing about the new Athena wireless processor is its ability to serve a wide range of space types; it is equally at home in smaller, boutique applications and large, multi-story office buildings. Regardless of the application, all the software and analytical features are at your fingertips. The new processor delivers a cloud-connected Athena solution without taking up closet space or requiring new wiring.” – Chris Udall, Senior Product Manager, Lutron Electronics

The Athena wireless processor is available today for specification in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, shipping in late April 2023. For more information about the Athena system, visit

About Lutron Electronics (
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., 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 U.S. 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 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.