LightTools is a 3D optical engineering and design software product that supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization, and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. Its unique design and analysis capabilities, combined with ease of use, support for rapid design iterations, and automatic system optimization, help to ensure the delivery of illumination designs according to specifications and schedule. See feature details.

LightTools Features

LightTools offers powerful new features for the design, visualization and optimization of sophisticated optical components used in general lighting systems, freeform optics, light guides and backlit displays.

The latest release, version 8.7, includes these features:

  • Enhanced modeling and simulation for reducing stray light in optical systems
  • New analysis features for faster adjustment of source power in lighting systems
  • Improved design features for freeform optical systems
  • Improved analysis features for biomedical optics and horticultural lighting
  • Enhancements and updates to LightTools libraries and utilities
  • Maximum rays per simulation increased to 4 billion

Why Choose LightTools?

If the performance or cost of your illumination system is critical to the success of your products, then you can depend on LightTools illumination design software.

  • Increase your engineering productivity
  • Enable faster time to market
  • Quickly provide accurate results
  • Fully integrated illumination optimization capabilities
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