Lighting analysis software delivers accurate colour simulations with access to hundreds of industry standard light sources

May 24, 2012 // By Julien Happich
ProSource 10 is Radiant Zemax' latest version of Radiant Source Model (RSM) analysis software, available in two new editions – ProSource 10SE and ProSource 10DB

ProSource 10 makes major improvements to lighting system optical design by enabling accurate colour simulations of optical systems, via ProSource 10 generated spectral ray sets. This provides the most accurate designs for optical systems where variation of the light source spectral content with angle is a critical design factor, such as when using white LEDs.

The tool reduces the time and effort to model optical systems with complete light source information by introducing a compressed format for RSM data files, which offer the most complete available descriptions of the angular performance of light sources, providing up to billions of data points. The new compressed RSMx data format results in the RSM files being smaller than traditional ray set files that contain only a small fraction of this information. RSMx files are now easier to work with and distribute electronically. The software also adds unified glare rating calculations for more complete description of lighting systems. ProSource 10SE provides comprehensive light source and lighting system analysis tools and flexible ray set generation capabilities – including spectral ray sets for color simulations. ProSource 10DB includes all of ProSource 10SE functionality, plus adds one year of full access to Radiant Zemax' online RSM database of nearly 400 industry standard light sources. ProSource 10 analysis capabilities include alignment images of the light source, 2-D and 3-D viewing of data plots of the light source output, generation of IES and EULUMDAT files, and UGR analysis. ProSource 10 ray set generation capabilities provide full user control over the number and angle of rays, total luminous flux, and ray origin. Photopic, colour, and spectral rays are supported when this data is available in the RSM. Ray sets can be exported in formats compatible with leading design tools including Zemax, LightTools, ASAP, FRED, and others.

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