Designer 2

Perfectly complementing our Designer controllers is our versatile, bespoke software: Pharos Designer 2.

The configuration software Pharos Designer 2 is vailable for both Windows and Mac, it’s free todownload from Pharos’ website.

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Perfectly complementing our Designer range of Controllers is our versatile, bespoke software: Pharos Designer 2. Available for both Windows and Mac, it’s free todownload from Pharos’ website.

Designer 2, our best software yet, is a powerful program with an intuitive graphical user interface that allows even new users to start work immediately and takes them through each stage of their lighting project. It also has a vast array of precise control options and features for advanced users to experiment with on their larger lighting and video installations.

All the Pharos Designer range of Controllers and Remote Devices are supported, and the software can be used to configure systems of any size up to 40 Controllers and 200 Remote Devices.

Some of the key advantages of Designer 2 include:

  • Intuitive graphical drag-and-drop user interface
  • Access to a cloud-based library of over 13,000 lighting fixtures
  • Timeline-based programming with many built-in effects
  • Special features for handling large arrays of colour-mixing LED fixtures
  • Import video clips to create exciting dynamic lighting effects
  • Powerful show control functionality, including conditionals and scripting
  • Simulate the whole project in software before going onsite
  • Multi-screen support – pop out any tab into its own window
  • Open multiple projects and copy and paste between them

To get the most recent version of our Designer 2 software, please head to our Designer 2 download page.


Minimum hardware requirements

Intel Core i3 processor or above
1GB free hard disk space
1024×768 screen resolution
OpenCL 1.2 graphics support (for VLC/VLC+ simulation)
Network connection (for connecting to Pharos hardware)

Supported operating systems

Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32/64bit – up to Designer 2.6)
Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (64bit only – from Designer 2.7)
Apple Mac OS X 10.7.x (Mountain Lion) – 10.12.x (Sierra)

Recommended hardware

Intel Core i5 processor or above
1920×1080 screen resolution

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