Light simulation

In any building, light control for visual comfort – like proper ventilation and temperature control – plays a major role in the comfort levels experienced by the building's occupants. Both daylight and artificial light have to be controlled.

The light levels that would prevail in a structure's indoor areas can be studied in advance via simulation. The results can then be used in the following ways:

  • optimizing daylight factors and brightness levels
  • assessing possible glare (for example, on desktop monitors)
  • maximizing daylight autonomy / daylight availability
  • studying the impacts of light-directing measures
  • visualizing effects, via photorealistic presentation
  • visualizing colors and their impacts
  • assessing lines of sight to the outside