New Surface Light Sources: Disk and Rectangle
This version of LightTools supports two additional surface light sources: disk and rectangle sources. These new types are available on the Insert menu and the command palette.
Temperature and Power Density Dependence of Phosphor Particles (Advanced Physics Module)
To account for temperature and power density dependence of volume scattering phosphor particles, the several input data sets for defining phosphor particles now have the option to specify a temperature and power density dependence. Selecting this new option enables you to specify:
- Absorption Spectrum as a Function of Wavelength and Temperature
- Quantum Yield as a Function of Temperature and Power Density
- Emission Spectra as a Function of Temperature
User-Defined Volume Scattering API (Advanced Physics Module)
This version includes a new application programming interface (API) that enables you to create an application-specific user-defined volume scatterer (UDVS) using Windows Component Object Model (COM) technology. This feature extends the current LightTools volume scattering capability by providing a programming interface for developing custom volume scattering components that can be dynamically linked with LightTools. You can also use the API to create a tool to track and record scattering or phosphor interactions that take place in a material, such as the Volume Scatter Logger utility, described below.
Volume Scatter Logger Utility
The Volume Scatter Logger has been added to the LightTools Utility Library under Receivers. This new utility creates a log of scattering and phosphor conversion events to show what is happening in a scattering material (e.g., absorbed energy, lost energy, shifts in wavelength).
Enhanced Street Lighting Utility
The LightTools Street Lighting Utility has been enhanced with new optimization metrics such as hemispherical, semi-cylindrical and vertical illuminance, built-in roadway classification specifications from the EN13201 standard, and additional roadway luminance views.