Things to be prepared:
- DIALux Luxicon program, installed with
- Cooper Crouse-Hinds luminaire catalogs plugin,
- AutoCAD (.dwg/.dxf) sample layout.
The program and its plugin can be downloaded from Luxicon Pro download page.
The DIALux software comes without any luminaire (photometric) data. This data (called a “plugin”) must be installed separately. The Eaton's Crouse-Hinds series plugin includes the complete photometric database of Eaton's Crouse-Hinds series lighting products. Is your Luxicon lighting software still available? Our Luxicon lighting software was discontinued in 2011. We suggest using either the DIALux EVO program or DIALux 4 as a replacement. See link for additional information.
- Open program, on Welcome window select New Interior Project.
- First set the units first. Click Cancel on Room Editor sidebar.
- Go to menu File ⇒ Settings ⇒ General Options.
- Go to tab Global, set the units on Dimensions and Lighting. In this tutorial use Imperial for both units. Then OK.
- In drawing workspace, right click mouse inside room and select Edit Room Geometry option.
- In Room Editor sidebar, insert estimated Length, Width, and Height of the platform. Example: 60ft, 60ft, and 11.5ft. Then OK.
- Insert drawing from AutoCAD to ease room and lighting editing. Before importing CAD file, things to be considered is simplify layout drawing with minimal elements which are:
- Structure layout
- Equipment layout
- Lighting layout (if you have assumed before)
Elements such as dimension, cable & tray layout, or notes; recommended to be deleted.
- To insert AutoCAD drawing, go to menu File ⇒ Import ⇒ DWG or DXF File…
- Click Next ⇒ Browse for CAD file ⇒ Next, select units, choose Inch ⇒ Next ⇒ Next. The CAD drawing will be the background.
- In drawing workspace, right click mouse inside room and select Edit Room Geometry option. Drag the edge of geometry to match up with drawing background.
- To add more corner, right click on the edge of polygon ⇒ Insert Point. Drag the point and add as many corner/point to match the platform layout. Click OK to finish room editing.
- On Project Manager sidebar, in Project tab, choose all Wall surfaces sub-element (use Shift to multi select), then set Transparency in Material tab to 100%. Since the platform doesn’t have wall.
- Insert Round column from Room elements in Object tab sidebar. Set the diameter then click Insert. Drag to match with platform layout. Copy-paste to duplicate the column. You can also add any elements to the platform.
- To insert lighting fixture (luminaire) go to menu Luminaire Selection ⇒ DIALux Catalogs ⇒ Cooper Crouse-Hinds. A program will open. Choose lighting fixture, double click the desired fixture. Tips: before select fixture, try to update the catalogue by clicking the UPDATE button.
- Back to Luxicon, detail about the fixture will be shown in sidebar. Go to Mounting tab, choose Mounting Type to User defined, adjust the Suspension Height. Click Insert to insert the fixture. Drag the fixture to match with layout. Copy-paste to duplicate.
- Also adjust Rotations for particular fixture, like the one mounted on stanchion. To make it ease, change view to 3D View.
- Insert Calculation Surface to show the luminance value later after the calculation process finished. Go to menu Paste ⇒ Calculation surfaces… From sidebar choose Calculation Surface then click Insert.
- When the surface box appear in drawing, right click on it choose Edit Calculation Surface. Resize, add and move point just like when editing Room to match the platform layout. Click OK when finish editing.
- Time to start calculation. Go to menu Output ⇒ Start Calculation… A window will appear, tick all option ⇒ click OK.
- After calculation end, go to menu Output ⇒ Configure Output… From sidebar tick any desired option or choose from available template from Name drop-down field.
- To show the calculation report instantly by go to menu File ⇒ Export ⇒ Save Output as PDF… If the built-in PDF converter didn’t work use 3rd party software to convert PDF for Windows or print directly to printer by go to menu File ⇒ Print…
AE 466 - COMPUTER AIDED LIGHTING DESIGN AND ANALYSISSPRING 1999
- Lighting Software Available in the AE CAD Lab
- Project #1
- Software Available for Student Purchase
- Example Lightscape Images (Coming Soon)
Works from Prior Years Using Radiance
- Example Radiance Image #1 (Old Main Corridor)
Example Radiance Image #2 (Mount Nittany Middle School Classroom)
AE 466 Syllabus[TOP]
Office Hours: MWF 2:00-3:00, TR 11:15-12:05 or by appointment
Email: [email protected]
To study lighting design and analysis theory and to cultivate an understanding of good lighting design practice through a series of design and analysis problems. Topics addressed include design criteria, design practice, hardware and analysis procedures for outdoor area lighting, economic analysis of lighting systems, interior lighting design, daylighting and lighting system visualization. Commercially available computer software will be utilized.
MW 9:05 am - 11:00 am, F 9:05 - 9:55 am.
This course will include a combination of lectures, classroom discussion, case studies and projects in a Computer aided lighting design studio. Final project presentations will be presented in Powerpoint and/or submitted in report format. Practicing professionals, faculty, and classmates will be invited to critique student work. These critiques are intended to provide an enhanced learning experience for all students through the evaluation of others work and throughcontact with design professionals.
Seven projects will be performed. Each will require a project report and/or presentation which includes detailed information on the design criteria, equipment selection, system layout and a study and evaluation of system performance.
Each project will be worth between 10 and 20% of the course grade.
Project deadlines will be strictly observed. A deduction of 10% will be applied to each 48 hour period that a project is late, unless an extension is granted prior to the project deadline for a valid excuse.
Attendance is required and critical to the learning process. All students are expected to be in attendance during regular class meeting times. Two unexcused absences are permitted during the semester (see attached). Additional absences may result in lowering of project grades.
IESNA Lighting Handbook
IESNA RP-1, Office Lighting
IESNA RP-20, Parking Facilities
IESNA RP-6-88, Sports Lighting
Photometric Files are available on the L Drive in the PHOTO directory for a large number of manufacturers. Most manufacturers provide some type of index for their photometric files. Look for this index using the File Manager and view it to locate the file name for the luminaire that you plan to use. If you have a catalog number or other information, you may want to search all files within a directory for a particular string of characters (a portion of the catalog number or a known candela value).
A number of manufacturers's data can be obtained from software programs that have photometric databases, which are available in the CAD Lab. These are listed below (click on the program name to obtain instructions for creating IES files using these programs:
Lite*Pro - Columbia, Prescolite, Moldcast
Lumen-Micro - Assorted Manufacturers
Luxicon - Cooper Lighting Products
Software available for student purchase (See Professor Mistrick for details.) [TOP]
- Lightscape is available from a number of vendors for $295.
- Lumen-Micro is available from Lighting-Technologies for $129.
- Luxicon is available from Cooper Lighting for $50.
- Visual is available from Lithonia Lighting for $50.
(c) 1999 by Richard G. Mistrick, Ph.D.
For more information, contact [email protected]
Old Main CorridorRendering using Radiance by R. Mistrick
Rendering created using Radiance by Matt Tosto - project submission for AE 466 (1996). Matt is currently employed by Affiliated Engineers, Madison, WI.
Skyscan atomic clock instructions 38229-1. Links to World Wide Web Sites with Radiance Information
Simon Crone's Radiance Home Page - Radiance Material Library
Reflectances of Materials in RadianceThe general formula for the reflectance of a plastic surface is:
Cooper Lighting's Luxicon Software
= (.263 * R + .655 * G + .082 * B) *(1-S) + S
R, G, and B are the red, green and blue values and S is the specularity (fourth parameter).
A 75% reflectance gray diffuse surface is simply .75 .75 .75 0 0.
For metal, the reflectance is equal to:
Cooper Luxicon Software Download
= (.263 * R + .655 * G + .082 * B)