Phillips Strand Lighing: Controls

What is Strand System Builder?

Strand System Builder is a lighting controls design software tool that facilitates design, and specification of  Strand Lighting control products. This simple-to-use program guides users step-by-step through the process of selecting the right lighting control solution to fit any need - from architectural to theatrical - and everything in between. Best of all - Strand System Builder is a free to download and use!

*Strand System Builder supports 120 and 230 volt dimming systems.

How do I get Strand System Builder?

Simple. Click on the "Download Software" link. From here, you can download the installation program in a ZIP file format. After downloading to your Windows based personal computer, simply follow the on-screen installation instructions. Once installed, you can launch Strand System Builder application from your Programs Start Menu. Strand System Builder will take you, step-by-step (with on-screen instructions), through your entire project.

Current version....V4.2.0.5


Due to the large file size you may need to allow the file to download fully.

Product Features

First and foremost, Strand System Builder is a very powerful, yet easy to use software platform.  It guides users painlessly through each room, circuit, or load of any project to select the right lighting control solution.  Here are the main highlights of Strand System Builder:

  • User-friendly interface and design wizard
  • Runs on any Windows-based PC platform (desktop, laptop, or notebook computer)
  • Flexible design control - user can select or accept any controls for the job
  • Includes Strand Lighting control products
  • Includes Selecon Luminaire products
  • Detailed product library - photos, spec sheets, manuals, product descriptions, and more
  • Outputs bill of materials, load schedules, and one-line diagrams in easy-to-use and share formats

System Requirements
Computer & Operating System


Computer Windows® compatible computer with at least a Pentium-class or equivalent processor.
Operating System Windows® 7, Windows® Vista 32-bit versions, Windows® XP (with Service Pack 2 or greater) or Windows® 2000 (with Service Pack 4 or greater) and Microsoft® .NET Framework2.0 (or greater). Note: Strand System Builder will run on the Windows® Vista 64-bit OS as a 32-bit application.
  PLEASE READ: Click here for information on systems operating Windows® 2000 and for Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 download links.
Memory Minimum of 512 MB (RAM) memory for Windows® XP or Windows® 2000.  Minimum of 800 MB of available hard disk space (not including pagefile memory).
Monitor SVGA color monitor; minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 (16-bit color or higher).
Printer High-quality printer, e.g., laser or inkjet, recommended (for clean, document output).


Additional Software


Web Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 5.01 (or greater).  The web browser is needed to access software/product updates only.  Strand System Builder is a standalone, self-contained software package.
Document Software Adobe®Reader® Version 5.0 or higher. The Reader can be downloaded at  Adobe®Reader® is needed to display PDF document output from Strand System Builder.
Spreadsheet Software Microsoft® Office Excel 2000 or later (for bill of materials and load schedule outputs).

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