Photometric data file support (IES)

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Photometric data file support (IES)

Post by Phoenix » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:05 am

Wouldn´t it be nice if we could use IES datas for lights? 8)

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Post by playmesumch00ns » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:53 am

Do you have a good source of IES data?

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Post by Phoenix » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:57 am

Yes, the manufacturers of lightsources. :wink:


For example you'll find some here:

http://www.lithonia.com/Library/IESFile ... a_Lighting

http://www.americanelectriclighting.com ... c_Lighting

http://www.metalumen.com/ies/

http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_l ... nloads.htm

Or simply use Google to find some other!


And here you can get a Photometric Viewer to view or print full photometric reports from these files:
http://www.acuitybrandslighting.com/lig ... ic_Viewer/


Also interesting informations could be found here:
http://www.helios32.com/Thinking%20Phot ... y%20II.pdf
http://www.helios32.com/resources.htm#Formats

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Post by playmesumch00ns » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:21 am

Awesome, thanks for the links!

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Post by OnoSendai » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:04 pm

This is a definite possibility.
I don't really know anything about IES, so it depends on the complexity of the format.
Also this is reasonably specialised, only architects will use this presumably.

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Post by joegiampaoli » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:35 am

I know this thread is a bit old.... but I just discovered it

It would be really nice to have support for ies files (I have a bunch of them- like a few thousand) ;)

Remember that cheezy program by Autodesk? "Lightscape"? That program used ies files, and it was very helpfull to achieve precise lighing simulations in certain cases.

Nick, this would for sure push indigo way out there, yes, helpful for architects, but also Interior designers, Lighting designers, even companies who need to test their lights under certain circumstances and/or achieve effects that would happen in real life with certain light fixtures.

Hope to see this added somewhre in the future (or another lifetime)....

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Post by psor » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:42 am

The only thing I can do is to support this wish! :oops: :twisted: :wink:


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Post by A_Minima » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:19 am

This is not a recent post but it's a wish I wanted make a thread for... and I searched for "ies" before and found this post. So, I'm with you : ies, yes !

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Post by joegiampaoli » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:46 am

Now that this thread has been unburried from the grave....

I was thinking maybe Nick could implement it like the NK Data files, by just placing the ies files into a "IES" folder where we can add our own ies files and just assign them to certain light in the XML...
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Post by mrCarnivore » Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:30 pm

joegiampaoli wrote:I was thinking maybe Nick could implement it like the NK Data files, by just placing the ies files into a "IES" folder where we can add our own ies files and just assign them to certain light in the XML...
Don't know how complex the IES format is, but that is an excellent idea!

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Post by CTZn » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:51 am

please don't forget EULUMDAT then... it's told to be more robust than IES and less messy, for instance EULUMDAT can define luminaires with different bulbs, wich IES can not.

Thx

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Post by CTZn » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:11 am

Yes fillipo that would be cool ;)
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Post by Kram1032 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:32 am

:o
You answered in a different post, with the *exact* same words, at the beginning :shock:
Oh, not exactly exact, but the same meaning (D'oh) xD
Interesting "approach"^^

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