LightTools enables you to quickly create illumination designs that work right the first try, reducing prototype iterations. Increase your productivity and decrease your time to market using LightTools' intelligent, easy-to-use tools.
LightTools' optimization tool helps you quickly find the best design solution. Focus more on your design and less on setup and boost productivity thanks to LightTools' easy-to-learn, intuitive interface.
Save time and reduce costs with access to a library of materials and media commonly used in the design of automotive lighting systems. Includes refractive index and absorption data as well as pre-defined volume scatter and BSDF materials.
Sophisticated solid modeling with full optical accuracy
State-of-the-art ray tracing speed, with full user control of accuracy and resolution requirements
Create a light source from any geometric model, for unlimited flexibility to create custom sources
Application-specific utilities to help you quickly build a complete model
Extensive source and materials libraries, including LEDs and BSDF measurements
Robust data exchange support for mechanical CAD data
Multiple immersion for modeling the embedded phosphor in an encapsulated LED
Full integration with LightTools 3D solid modeling ensures that the optimizer delivers practical, realistic solutions that yield the best possible system performance, in a fraction of the time it would take to accomplish manually
Backlight Pattern Optimization for automatic design of backlight extraction patterns for LCDs, cell phone key pads, and automotive instrument clusters
LightTools’ interactive user interface is easy to learn and includes many features to boost your productivity as you create and modify illumination system elements.
Angular and spatial luminance analysis
Simulations of real-world conditions, including surface effects like polarization, scatter, reflection, refraction, and the performance of thin film coatings. Material effects such as dispersion, volumetric absorption, volume scattering, and color filtering can also be included.
Fast and robust forward and backward Monte Carlo ray tracing
Get accurate, fast predictions of your illumination system’s color performance.
Our customer success team is anchored by experienced optical engineers who are experts on LightTools. If you ever need help, our team is available, along with comprehensive documentation, tutorials, FAQs, and more.