Lutron delivers uncompromising occupant experiences with Athena Wireless control system

Athena by Lutron Installation, Northeastern Univ Atrium – Photo credit Warren Jagger

The Athena system adds innovative new light and shade day-synchronization to projects of any size.

As commercial building and renovation projects begin to rebound, the Athena system by Lutron continues to expand its uncompromising capabilities. Recent system updates give designers, engineers, contractors, and end users a scalable, adaptable, and streamlined solution for managing light in the built environment. Equally adept in boutique restaurants and retail, museums and culture centers, multi-building corporate campuses and large open-office spaces, the Athena system exceeds the lighting control requirements for today and establishes the foundation for future innovations.

Day-synchronized light and shade control. Now, with the latest software update, the Athena system fosters well-being throughout the interior, emphasizes connection to the outdoors, and improves building efficiency with dynamic, day-synchronized light and shade control. The Athena processor works seamlessly with Lutron automated shades and the Athena wireless node to make gradual, real-time changes to light color, intensity, and shade position in order to emulate the cycles of the sun, while mitigating glare, reducing thermal gain, and maintaining views to the exterior.

Athena Wireless Node

“Light optimization technology in the Athena wireless node introduces daylight synchronization to the LED fixtures of your choice. The system is programmed to match daylight in your project’s locale, extrapolating sunrise, midday, evening, and even sunset light levels over the course of the day. Combined with seamlessly automated shade control, the Athena system ensures a differentiated experience in your space,” said Olivier Perrigueur, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Business at Lutron.

With this technology, it’s easier than ever for designers to drive the benefits of daylight deeper into the building, creating a comfortable, inviting space for office occupants and a powerful asset for property managers.

Built for the biggest projects. The world’s most discerning specifiers can now leverage the Athena system for the largest, most demanding projects on the globe—all at once or a little at a time. A built-from-the-ground-up modular data system creates the building blocks for Athena scalability, meaning the Athena system now exceeds what any prior commercial Lutron solution could handle before—in terms of both scale and performance.

Photo credit MaurĂ­cio Moreno

The Athena System Keeps Getting Better

In an era when building technology can struggle to keep pace with innovation, cloud-connected Athena systems continue to gain functionality and capability over time.

“The beautiful thing about the Athena system is its ability to serve a wide range of space types, from small boutique applications to multi-story office buildings. All the software and analytical features are at your fingertips regardless of project size or scope, and the wireless, cloud-connected system takes up less closet space while making the solution more sustainable and easier to maintain. Now, with the ability to fully integrate control and shading technology, designers can blur the lines between indoors and out for a remarkable occupant experience,” said Chris Udall, Director of Product Management, Lutron Electronics

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 US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity or approximately $1 billion in annual utility costs. 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.