Luminair 3 is a professional-grade lighting control app, exclusively for iOS, that gives lighting designers, filmmakers and TV professionals, musicians, artists and other enthusiasts advanced control over DMX-enabled lights, as well as the next generation of "Smart" lights like Philips Hue.

Luminair’s unparalleled, multi-touch friendly controls were first developed back in 2008 in the first days of the App Store.

The app has gone on to be used in every corner of the globe, on everything from Oscar-winning films, in museum exhibitions, by artists and musicians, event professionals, as well as in theaters, clubs and houses of worship. Luminair for iPad received a Lighting Control “Product of the Year” award in 2012 from Live Design magazine, one of the leading industry publications.

Luminair 3 is the next generation of mobile lighting control, and this release truly represents the original vision of it’s designers. With the newly modernized user-interface, and features such as the new Dynamic FX engine, Scheduling, Remote for Apple Watch, Touch ID-powered Lockdown mode, and Tap to Bump, the creative possibilities are now limitless.

- Optimized for iPad Pro
- One DMX Output Universe
- One Art-Net DMX Input Universe for creating Snapshot scene recordings from another lighting console
- Works with any Art-Net or sACN E1.31 compliant DMX interface
- Transmits Art-Net and sACN E1.31 over built-in Wi-Fi hardware
- Transmits KiNET to Philips Color Kinetics power supplies over built-in Wi-Fi hardware
- Supports Art-Net, sACN and KiNET over wired ethernet connections with optional Redpark L2-NET lightning-to-ethernet cable accessory (available separately)
- Project based system allows you to create different documents and switch between them easily in Project selection view
- LTP faders with fully-configurable scene parameters
- DMX FX Engine* with a Movement generator, Oscillator, Color Looping, Random Color/Intensity, Fire, Water, and Television FX
- Palette/preset based movement system allows you to control and edit movements of multiple moving lights together in unison
- Sequences allow you to play back scenes with customized fade and hold times
- Sound Active mode allows for music controlled light shows using the built-in microphone, external sound sources, or Inter-App Audio
- Innovative tap-to-bump gesture allows you to quickly bump the levels of a scene while holding it's button, releasing those levels when let go
- Scheduling features built-in for triggering any scene or sequence. Great for architectural lighting, installations and related work.
- Supports simultaneous control of DMX and Hue lights in the same project
- Touch ID powered Lockdown mode allows you to lock specific parts of the Luminair user interface. Great for passing off control to volunteers or other lighting novices.
- Includes Luminair Remote for Apple Watch (on iPhone devices)
- Supports various external control methods as MIDI, MIDI over Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi, Geofences, OSC Input, Philips Hue Tap light switches
- User manual included in iBooks format
- Streaming video overview tutorials are included (requires internet connection)
- Additional support for iBeacons, MSC, MTC, and an Astronomical clock for Schedule mode are available as separate In-App Purchases
- 64-bit app with a scalable UI that uses the latest Apple technologies like iCloud, Core Animation, Core MIDI, Core Image, Grand Central Dispatch and more to deliver an exceptional user experience

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*FX engine and movement generator require iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad 3rd-generation, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5, or iPod touch 5th generation or greater

IMPORTANT: Luminair 3 requires external DMX or Hue hardware to control lights, but can also be used in an "offline" mode for building projects and as a learning tool.

What's New

Version 3.7

- iOS 12 compatibility
- Support for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch Series 4
- Added an additional profile for Cineo Standard 410
- Added profiles for DMG Lumiere MIX series
- Fixed an issue with incorrect values when applying swatches in the color picker
- Fixed and issue with new color selection when oscillator is running
- Fixed an issue with DHCP initialization when using Redpark cable accessory

Celebrating 10 years of Luminair app on iOS! Thank you for your continued support. For further assistance with this update or any other issues, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
353 Ratings
353 Ratings

School District’s Cure for In House Lighting Counsels

Sauvé Sound

I have been using the app for a couple of years now. Primarily for a number of school districts that I work for and their in-house dimmer racks. It’s been a very intuitive and easy app to use, especially for students. We go out of our way to use it versus a regular lighting console. It’s also has been great for musicals and special events when we need to add special lighting.
That being said, it seems there hasn’t been a cure for a long time bug about assignment of fixture's DMX address if not in order. Also, tends to crash if you make a lot (70-80plus) scenes. Say for like, a musical. Other than that, I am recommending this setup for capital projects from now on.

Developer Response

Thanks for your positive feedback! Please don’t hesitate to contact us at for any support issues.

Best lighting app


I have some Chauvet lights and tried to use the Obey controller by Chauvet and its was so difficult to use I stopped using the controller and used the foot pedal switches that came with the 4Bars. And let the moving heads do it’s own thing via a preset program.
I found out about this Luminair app and wow, it’s easy to use just load in make and model of lights and off you go. I even use this app to make a moving head do the job of a Follow spot . Not to mention how cool and hi tech it looks when you are controlling the lights via iPad. I would give it 10stars if I could.

App is good but can”t compare to hardware


After setting up all, accessing the scene is great. But if you have a lot of channels and needed to make a change on a particular channel, it may be hard to find because you will have to scroll through many pages and all fader looks the same.

If the text label on top of the fader is bigger or a large translucent text under fixtures faders would help finding channel with ease.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback! We recommend using the fixture selection button (eyeball) in the fixture toolbar to quickly switch between fixtures and their displayed parameters/channels. Alternatively, fixtures and individual channels can be quickly selected in the list view. No need to scroll through every parameter in the entire project.

In-App Purchases

Adds support for external MTC and MSC sources
Schedule Pro
Add an astronomical clock and end triggers
Location Pro
Trigger scenes with GPS location or iBeacons
Pro Bundle
Includes Location, Schedule, and MIDI Pro


Synthe FX, LLC
131.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Synthe FX LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. MIDI Pro $19.99
  2. Pro Bundle $49.99
  3. Schedule Pro $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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