Date Announced: 27 Jul 2009 -- 2009 Red Dot Design Award Recognizes Lutron Design ExcellenceCoopersburg, Pa. -– Lutron's Vierti dimmer has won a Red Dot Design Award, a prestigious international competition that honors high quality and innovative design.Vierti is a wall-mounted dimmer with a strikingly distinctive look and operation. A single vertical line of touch-sensitive LEDs in the center of the wallplate allows the user to set the perfect light with just a single touch or slide of the finger. With three LED colors and over 21 wallplate colors and finishes, Vierti(TM) complements both residential and commercial applications (www.lutron.com/vierti). In winning the Red Dot award, Vierti was selected from over 3,000 entries from 49 countries in the product design category of the international Red Dot design competition. Entries were judged on a variety of criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality and ergonomics. In winning the category, Lutron joins other product design innovators like Apple, Sony, Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin. About the Red Dot Design Awards (www.red-dot.de) The Red Dot design competition is one of the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world. Since 1955, it has been staged by The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Competition winners – including Vierti(TM) -- are displayed in the organization's Red Dot Design Museum, also located in Essen. With one of the world's largest permanent exhibitions of contemporary design, the museum attracts 120,000 visitors a year.About Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. (www.lutron.com) Lutron Electronics Co., Inc, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pa., is the world leader in the design and manufacture of lighting control solutions for both residential and commercial applications. The company offers a wide variety of light controls, whole-home and whole-building dimming systems, and controllable window treatments. In homes and public buildings around the world, Lutron products save energy while enhancing the appearance and atmosphere of any space, from a single room to an entire structure.