Selecting the right emitters and developing optics that maximize lumen output efficiency and consistency of light patterns will largely determine overall performance of your luminaire.
The process of defining the lighting needs and components to be utilized along with subsequent optical modeling and simulation is a fundamental piece of the overall project
Heatron provides services from beginning to end, through the entire development process, which saves you time and money.
- Pattern Definition
- Emitter Selection
- Modeling & Simulation
- Photo-Realistic Rendering
- Standard vs. Custom
LED Emitter Selection
When working through the design process, Heatron’s design team selects or guides the customers’ emitter selection by first prioritizing the emitter performance characteristics
- Lumen Maintenance
- Maximum life operating temperature
- Total Lumen output
- Beam pattern from LED
Modeling & Simulation Software used in our Design Center:
Heatron’s ability to provide optical modeling and simulations allows it’s customers to see the intensity and pattern produced by the fixture prior to tooling a custom optic or building an assembly with off the shelf optics.
Optical Modeling and Simulation Tools
- 3D mechanical design software
- Imports 2D surface data directly from CadKeyTM
- Radiant imaging ProScource®
- Provides real world ray data from scanned sources
Breault Research Organization (BRO) ASAP®
- Performs non-sequential ray-tracing
- Perform numerical and graphical CIE/CHromaticity analyses
- Render system geometry raytraces and light sources
- Visualize results in 2D, 3D, Cartesian, polar bird’s eye views and 360-degree polar plots
Light Pattern Definition
- Transportation/Signaling/Automotive/Aviation – DOT, SAE and other regulatory agencies have well defined specifications controlling light output and pattern.
- Area/Street Lighting – The IES handbook defines various light patterns and requirements
- Architectural - IES provides definitions for various light patterns. There’s a high degree of freedom that is accepted and housing aesthetics often play an important part in tradeoff decisions. Light quality (CRI, CCT, Uniformity, Glare) are key factors.
- Medical/Industrial – The end customer controls pattern definition.