Category Archive: Software

09/01/2017   /   , ,

DIALux to Allow the Import of BIM Files

DIALux to Allow the Import of BIM Files

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an innovative approach for managing buildings throughout their entire life cycle, from the planning and design phase, through the construction process, and for operation and maintenance once the project has been commissioned. BIM is based on powerful 3D modeling software, where design teams from all disciplines can work on a […]

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11/07/2016   /   , , ,

How Power over Ethernet will Combine Lighting and Networking

How Power over Ethernet will Combine Lighting and Networking

The concept of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is exactly what its name implies: using network cable, and not traditional AC circuits, to deliver electric power for lighting fixtures. PoE has become possible with the rise of LED lighting, which has a low enough power consumption to use DC voltages delivered by Ethernet cable. Both the […]

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09/03/2016   /   , , ,

How IT is shaping the Lighting Industry

How IT is shaping the Lighting Industry

It is very likely that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be one of the ‘next big things’ in the world in the short term, probably comparable to personal computers a few decades ago, and smartphones in the last decade. The IoT is likely to be a disruptive innovation, not only for the lighting industry, […]

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Optical Design Software: Types and Applications

When lighting design software is mentioned, most professionals tend to think of solutions like AGi32, DIALux and Revit. These are vital software tools in the lighting design profession, but they all work with data from existing luminaires that have already been designed, manufactured and tested. In order to design and simulate the lamps and luminaires […]

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29/02/2016   /   , , ,

AGi32 Advanced Training Course by LightLab International in Australia

AGi32 Advanced Training Course by LightLab International in Australia

Design software plays a central role in the modern lighting design profession, allowing a degree of analysis that was impossible before the rise of digital technologies. Solid technical knowledge about light and its properties is key for a lighting designer, but mastering software tools with all of their functions allows a professional to apply his […]

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AGi32 Instabase: A Cloud Solution to Simplify Lighting Design

Software solutions greatly enhance the lighting design procedure by carrying out complex calculations in a very short time and even rendering 3D models of the spaces to be illuminated. However, any software package requires the right input data to offer satisfactory results, and in the case of lighting design the required inputs include the photometric […]

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How Photometric Data Files Make Lighting Simulation Possible

Have you ever wondered how lighting design software is capable of simulating a specific model of luminaire? After all, the luminous output of a lamp is not spread equally in every direction: for example, an exposed lamp will illuminate very differently than a lamp of the same lumen output enclosed in a reflector. A computer […]

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Overview of Common Lighting Design Software Solutions

The calculations involved in lighting design are very complex, given that the output of a lamp is spread in a 3-dimensional space, and then it can be reflected among surfaces. A manual approach to lighting calculations would be unfeasible due to time and complexity, so designers rely on software to speed up the process. An […]

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