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Lightwright® 6 Software

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Lightwright is an iconic industry standard on Broadway and in other areas of live entertainment, and was created to help designers and electricians record and keep track of the vast amount of data needed to install and maintain a lighting installation.

As the lighting world has increased in complexity due to the proliferation of moving lights and LEDs, the organizational demands on lighting designers, design assistants, and electricians has continued to grow.  Lightwright 6, for the first time, fulfills a longtime industry dream of controlling the flow of lighting data from design to console without needing to enter data multiple times by hand, while documenting up to 45,000 universes of data.

Lightwright 6 has dozens of other new features for lighting users, including a built in label maker. To organize their shows and to provide easy identification of gear, production electricians carefully label everything, including lights, cables, breakouts, power supplies, dimmer racks, and data distribution gear. A busy production electrician can print as many as 60,000 labels per year! Lightwright 6’s built-in label design and printing features will cut hours from the time it takes to create and print labels, utilizing a built in Avery® label database 

Features Lightwright/Vectorworks Data Exchange, an easy way to share data with Vectorworks Spotlight.

• Worksheet reconciliation compares and synchronizes show files
• Share files and worknotes via network and built-in email
• Completely rethought and enhanced worknotes
• Global search across all worksheet columns
• Complete history of all changes, with flexible rollback options
• Wheel design window for moving lights
• Color scroll design window
• Template pictures
• New standard colors choose list and color swatches on the worksheet
• Live instrument and accessory counts
• Automatic dimmer load balancing
• More than one show file can be open at a time
• 18 flexible user-definable columns



System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer, or Windows 7 SP1, or Windows 8.1, or  Windows 10. 

• At least 6GB of physical RAM 
• A color monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution 
• A hard drive with at least 350MB of disk space 
• An internet connection for installation and use of some features                    
• The Console Link feature requires ETC Eos/Nomad family version 2.3.3 or newer 

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Lightwright just keeps getting better and better!

Name Cat. # List Price
Personal Lightwright® 6 4000 Call
Institutional Lightwright® 6  4001 Call
Personal Upgrade from LW5 to LW6  4002 Call
Institutional Upgrade from LW5 to LW6
4003 Call
Student  Lightwright® 6
4004 Call
Student LW5 or LW6 to Personal LW6 Upgrade 


  • Lightwright®, written by Professional designer John McKernon, is the quintessential tool for tracking all aspects of selecting and arranging, numbering and comparing, assigning and footnoting lighting paperwork.
  • Lightwright® has been used on over 90% of all Broadway shows over the last 10 years!
  • Lightwright was named as one of the "Products that Changed our World" by Lighting Dimensions Magazine.





Case Studies

Lightwright® 6 Articles 


 Lighting Sound America
Lightwright® 6 
By: Michael S. Eddy
 Technical Focus: Product in depth - Lightwright® 6