The Floodlight Tool can calculate the number of luminaires required to illuminate a surface based on your criteria. The tool can also can also be used to find the best tilt to meet your criteria. A typical scenario for using this tool would be using recessed wallwash luminaires to light an interior wall.
- Load multiple IES files into the tool
- Filled Contour, Isometric, Grayscale, and Section views
- Optimize tilt angle and spacing
The Visual Floodlight tool was developed to help specifiers select flood,
sign, and wall lighting products. The tool only considers the direct illumination
component's effect on the wall. There are no other surfaces in the calculation that
may exist and affect actual results in installations. Please use the Visual Professional
edition to perform detailed analysis for your lighting design.
If you specify a tilt angle and illuminance criteria the tool will attempt to find
an on center spacing that meets your criteria. It is possible for there to be no
spacing that can meet your criteria at the specified setback and tilt.
You may also leave the tilt field blank (not zero) and allow the tool to determine
an optimum tilt for your criteria. The optimum tilt will change depending on which
criteria you enter. It is possible that no tilt angle can meet all your criteria,
in this case an aiming point 2/3 up the wall will be returned.
You may also constrain your design to a specific on center spacing or quantity.
If you enter a value in both constraints the tool will not attempt to optimize based
on any illuminance criteria, instead it will return your specified design.
For guidelines on flood lighting refer to the
Facade Lighting Guide or the
Sign Lighting Guide