Page No. LUXICON Specifications………………..……….1 LUXICON Features…….………………………….2
Start Menu………………………………………….3 Desktop Screen……………………………………4
Configuration Settings…………………………5 -14
Interior Layout – Bethlehem Warehouse Project..…………….15 - 18
Interior Layout – Quality Control Room Project….…………….19 - 23
Exterior Floodlight Layout – AYZ Chemical Corp. Project………..………..24 - 28
ACME Propane Project….…………………….29 – 33 Wall Pack Lighting Project……………………34 - 36
LUXICON FAQ’s……..…………………………37 - 39
Glossary……………....………………………...A1 - A8
An easy-to-use Lighting Design and Specification Program! Complete lighting design and layout analysis software for today's complex lighting design applications Intuitive visual interface makes lighting situation analysis simple Great for experienced professionals and novices alike! Luxicon makes it easy to visualize and specify high-quality, professional designs. Minimum System Requirements • Windows® 95/98, ME, 2000, and XP • CD-ROM Drive • Pentium 200 (or faster) • 64 MB RAM • SVGA Graphics Capability • 4MB Video Memory • Windows-supported Printer or Plotter • 65MB Free Hard Disk Space for CD, or • 180MB Free Hard Disk Space for download
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Out-of-the-box Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, NT and 2000 compatibility speeds integration. Windows and CAD interfaces provide a familiar, easy to use graphical interface. On-line tutorials straighten out the learning curve. Utilize powerful CAD functionality such as: perspective & isometric views, windowing, zooming, panning, grouping, and refresh. Robust product search capabilities. Single user and site license versions available.
Luminaire Options: • Includes a library of more than 4,000 IES Photometric reports, plus the ability to import any manufacturer's fully formatted IES files. • The integrated Quantity Estimator allows you to automatically calculate how many luminaries are needed. • Calculate RP-8 compliant roadway luminance. • The Pole Editor makes creating custom poles a breeze. • A built in Sports Rack Constructor allows you to efficiently construct and aim banks of luminaries. Iso Illuminance Curves: • The Graphical display of the distribution of the individual luminaries, poles, and racks assists in proper aiming and placement. Flexible Calculation Grids: • Unlimited grid sizes with an unlimited number of calculation points in interior and exterior mode gives you the flexibility you require. • Statistical areas allow you to view calculated statistics on specified areas of any size or shape. • Generates gray-scale shaded plots for individual calculation grids. • With integrated Global Maps the determination of longitude and latitude, for daylighting analysis, is as simple as point and click. Obstructions: • Predefined objects, such as partitions, tables, and chairs are inserted with the click of your mouse. • Calculation grids can be placed on the surface of any obstruction. Output: • Generates accurate photo-realistic gray scale renderings of your designs. • Output your designs up to E size blueprint pages – customized with your logo and project information. • Output results ranging from efficient summaries to detailed reports. Additional Features: • Built-in design interior & exterior "wizards" assist the design process. • Interior Layout • Sign Lighting • Roadway Lighting • Façade Lighting • Import/export and rotate AutoCAD DXF and DWG files. • Includes product specification sheets, which you can search, view, annotate, and print. • A single step undo feature allows you to revert to the previous action. • Lets you merge multiple design files into a single project file- allowing multiple team members to work simultaneously on a single project.
LUXICON Basics This section will cover some of the basic elements of LUXICON starting with the Start Screen. Shown below is the typical Start Up Menu you will see when you start LUXICON. You have the option to Start a new Project, open an existing project you previously worked on, or go directly to one of the Wizard helper programs.
On the following page is a screen capture of the main LUXICON desktop (See Figure 1). The first row of words is referred to as the Main Menus. The next two items down are the toolbars. The first toolbar is considered the Main Toolbar and the bottom toolbar is called the Secondary Toolbar. Once in LUXICON, you will find these toolbars to be extremely efficient and useful. The icons are short cuts to many of the functions contained under drop down menus. In time, you will find yourself whizzing through a LUXICON project by use of the icons on these toolbars.
Figure 1. Main LUXICON Desktop Screen.
Other options include changing the Automatic Save feature. Display Start Screen.
. The CD location points to the path where your data folder resides.Configuration Settings Got to File and Configuration. and Display Wizard Helper. It is usually D:\Data\ unless the data has been copied to the local hard drive or a server to be shared. You can easily change from English to Metric by selecting the radio button. This will automatically convert point by point calculations from Foot-candles to Lux. Click on the Program Tab.
.Configuration Settings Click on the Company tab in the Configuration window to change Company Information. This is the company information entered during the program installation. The Report Manager and Blueprint Manager uses this information in the preparation of printed reports.
Configuration Settings Click on the CAD tab in the Configuration window to set grid spacing and move increments.
. The color of the background can also be changed by clicking on the drop down box and selecting a new color. The text height can also be adjusted. This is the user-defined text including the room labeling and luminaire text.
or Room by clicking the appropriate box. Floor. Enter new dimensions for Site. and Floors.
. . Set the Target Power Density to your district’s requirement. Walls. Change the Workplane Height. Change the reflectances of the Ceiling. Set the Ceiling Grid to the one most frequently used.Configuration Settings Click on the Areas tab in the Configuration window to change the default Area Settings.
Configuration Settings Click on the Luminaire tab to change the Light Loss Factor and the suspension length.
. You can also define contours for the Iso-Templates in this window.
and pedestal diameter.Configuration Settings Click on the Pole/Rack tab to change pole or rack settings. Pole settings include pole height. pole diameter. pole shape. shape. The Rack settings can also be changed. arm length. pedestal height.
. The rack settings include pole height. pedestal shape. and diameter.
.Click on the Calc Grids tab and then the Display settings button
Add Contour components by selecting the appropriate box radios as required.
Page Size. Title Page Setup.
.Configuration Settings Click on the Output tab in the configuration window. Make changes to Page Setup. Orientation. and Page Font.
Number of Lanes.
. Length.Configuration Settings Click on the Roadway tab to change settings. Pavement Type. and Windshield cutoff. Change the Roadway Width.
Changes can be made to the annotation done within the Electronic Catalog. When you are finished making changes and click to close the Configuration Window.Configuration Settings Click on the Catalog tab in the configuration window.
NOTE. Click on the rectangle or arrow to change the color. You should click Yes or No as necessary. you will be asked if your want to save your changes for future LUXICON sessions.
enter the following: X = 40 Y = 100 Z = 20 Workplane Ht. Change the Number Of Layouts to 3 (under Luminaire Information).20 Ceiling Grid = None Step 2 – Click on Choose Luminaires a. Click on the “Wizards” button to Start the Wizard program.20 Walls = 0. Click on the Interior Layout button.Interior Layout Wizard – Bethlehem Warehouse Lighting
This project will guide us through the steps of the Interior Layout Wizard
SETUP: Start LUXICON and click on New Project. In the Define Room Information. = 0 Reflectances: Ceiling = 0.
Step 1 – Define Room a.50 Floor = 0.
Change the values as necessary. NOTE: The file extension is . Once the calculations are complete. a. Small Items.b. Click the blue arrow at the right of Luminaire #3 to select the third luminaire. we need to consult the IES database for a recommendation.etc. Click on Select Luminaire #3. You can also change other values (including CU value. Click on Select Luminaire #1. Click OK.
d. Click OK. Click the IES button. Examples of printouts are shown on the following pages (Pages 17 and 18). Click on the Save File Button. Click the blue arrow at the right of Luminaire #1 to select the first luminaire. Select the following: Industrial Group. you can now change some of the default settings for each layout. Click OK. and the Accuracy is Important.). As an example. Click on Select Luminaire #2. Click OK. Active. Storage Rooms. Click the Print button to print a hard copy of each layout (as required). Name this the Bethlehem Storage Warehouse. c. Lamp Light Loss Factor. The age of the workers is Above 55. Lamp Lumens . Binder Search ->Crouse-Hinds -> DMV Tab -> DMVM Series 70-100 Watt MH Select DMVM2A175GPRD from bottom box. b.
Step 4 – Output a.
Click the blue arrow at the right of Luminaire #2 to select the second luminaire. the Task Reflectance is 30% to 70%. Binder Search ->Crouse-Hinds -> LMV Tab -> LMVM Series 70-100 Watt MH Select LMVM2A100GPRD from bottom box. (NOTE: You will need to click on the “+” sign to open up these tables further).
. • Helpful Hint: Before you proceed to Step 3.
Step 3 – Calculate Layout
Since we are not sure what the average IES standard is for this warehouse space.
c. The average IES recommendation is 30 footcandles. The IES database is included with the LUXICON CD.ilw which stands for Interior Layout Wizard. you can now change the suspension length (the distance the luminaire is suspended away form the ceiling (leave this value at zero if the fixtures are mounted at the ceiling). Binder Search ->Crouse-Hinds -> VMV Tab -> VMVS Series 70-150 Watt HPS Select VMVS2C150GRD from bottom box. view the results in Step 4 – Output.
Step 1 – Create The Floor a. The name of the room is: QC Room The room Size is x = 20. and running point by point calculations.Interior Layout . Click OK to save. z = 10 Change all the wall reflectances to . Y. you need to configure LUXICON to use the Distance command used later in this project. and Z to 0. b. Go to Add/ Floor and enter the extents: X = 50 Y = 26 Click OK
Step 2 – Adding The Room a. Div 2 Area
This project will guide us through the creation of an interior space.
SETUP Before you begin. Go to File / Configuration and click on the CAD tab. Go to Add / Room to create the Quality Control Room n your new floor.40
.Quality Control Room –Class 1. If you are asked to save these settings for future LUXICON sessions. Place a checkmark in the Snap Grid (if not already done) and change the Spacing for X. Open Luxicon and select FILE/ New… to create a new project. adding objects to the room. click Yes. Then FILE / Project Information and enter your own “made up” data.10. y = 20.
This should be around 1. Measure the distance from the middle row of fixtures to the bottom of the ceiling. Z2 = 10 Change # of steps/segment = 4 Click OK. The Peak Direction is: E – W. z = 6.
f. In the Luminaire Editor. Z1 = 8.6 Ft. z = 3. measure the distance from the bottom row of luminaires to the bottom of the ceiling. ID/EDIT the bottom row of fixtures by windowing. This should be around 0. Make the target illuminance 30. Click Close / Add to Plan / OK. Number of rows: 3 Row Spacing: 6.25 Reflectance: . Enter the Type of “L1” and click OK.
.10 Click OK. Click OK.5 Location: x = 15. Click OK. e. We need to change the suspension lengths of these two rows of fixtures so their output will be included in the calculation results. go to Add Luminaire Under Binder Search ->Crouse-Hinds -> FVS Tab -> FVS20 Compact Fluorescent Select FVS20 from bottom box. n. click Add / Insert / Select Room Surface / North Wall.5 Number of Columns: 3 Column Spacing: 6.. Note the location of the luminaires.
j. Click on the Create Sloped Ceiling button. click on the Quantity Estimator.
m. Change the suspension length to 1.6’ and change the y location to = 10. To add a door.6 Ft. ID/EDIT the middle row of fixtures by windowing. We now know we need 8 fixtures. Now.
l. Change the suspension length to .b. The Ceiling Type is: Single Slope Enter Y1 = 0. Open the East Elevation View.5 Click OK.6. k. Access the Distance command from under ASSIST. OK.
Select the fixture in the plan view by windowing / Right Click / Array / Rectangular. i. and explode it. To add the fixtures. c.5 Click Center Array Click OK
g. Open The Tool Box. d. Select the Luminaire Array by windowing. Y2 = 15. h. Enter: Size is x = 5.
. y = 15. but change the following: Location is x = 6. Again. Click Close when you are finished
t. and place checks in the grid and render boxes. leave the “Size” of the object alone. Go To Output / Calculation Results. When calculations are complete. click Add / Object / Complex / Complex #3. z = 4 Reflectance: 0. z = 1. Add a calculation grid / whole room. Click on calculate selected. y= 12.75 Rotate in Plan view 180 degrees. You may also want to click on the contours / values radio button (under Display Options). click Add / Object / Complex / Complex #5. To add a chair. z = 1.25 Rotate in Plan view 90 degrees. click Add an Insert / Select Room Surface / East. r. You can now print the text (as required). s. q.5. but change the following: Location is x = 7. Save your project.
u.75. To add a desk. Click OK. Click OK. p. This prints out a plan view with isocontour lines. but change the following: Location is y = 6. leave the “Size” of the object alone.o. Change the name to QC Room and click OK. To calculate. Again. to view output.65 Click OK. go to Calculate / Calculation Menu. Leave the ”Size” of the object alone. To add a window.
and lighting the site quickly and easily using Iso-Contours. Access the exterior mode by clicking the Exterior button on the Main Toolbar. In the Site Definition Screen enter: X = 100 Y = 100 Click OK
. selecting a Floodlight. We will alos add objects to the area and learn to use the masking feature.
Step 1 – Create The Site
a. b.AYZ Chemical Corp – Outdoor Storage Area
This project will guide us through the creation of an exterior site. Open Luxicon and select New Project from under FILE.
Enter the Type of “F1”. c. b. To specify the horizontal spacing for the luminaires. To add the floodlights. The luminaires will overlap for now. Click OK. go to Add/Luminaire Under Binder Search-> Crouse-Hinds->FMV Tab->FMV 70-400 Watt Select FMVSY250/MT76 from bottom box. Click the FMV tab button look for the file FMVS250/MT76 and click on it (it will turn yellow in color to highlight this fixture). In the Position Cell type 2 and press enter. to add the rack to the site. To start this process. Save your project. click on the Add Luminaire button twice. Y = 100. in Pole Location. Rack A will have just one level with two floodlights mounted 4 feet apart. enter : X = 50 Y= 0 f. click on a luminaire in the elevation view. To position the other luminaire. Click OK. Click OK.
Step 4 – Adding Racks To Plan with the Luminaire Palette a. and 180 degrees for the Rotation in Plan. click the Refresh button once. we click on the Add Level button once. Enter the location as X =50. Place a check in the Iso-Template box. Next.
d. In the New Rack Definition Screen. Click OK. Click the Create A New Rack icon on the Secondary Toolbar. place check in the Iso-Template box. c.
. select it in plan view and type –2 in the Position Cell and press enter. b. c. b. Click the Refresh button once again to view the spacing (Lumiaries are now spaced 4 ft apart). The Luminaire Editor will allow us to configure the rack. Next. To view the contours. click OK and click Close to exit the Luminaire Editor. Change the Pole Height to 30. Click the Add To Plan button. Open the Luminaire Editor by clicking on View ->Luminaire Editor Select Rack A and click Add To Plan.Step 2 – Select The Luminaire a. Enter Rack A when prompted for the type and then click OK.
Step 3 – Creating Racks a.
above. We are going to aim the luminaires and examine the results with iso-templates.Step 5 – Aiming Luminaires In The Rack a. Shaded Plot. aim the right luminaire by first highlighting it. and select Calculation Menu.
g. Highlight the lower rack (South end of plan). Click OK. enter 30 from horizontal and click R (for Right) and enter 30. This is done by clicking on the left fixture. This will place the Contours/Values in the CAD views along with the luminaires. and selecting By Direction for the aiming method. Contours/Values. c. and selecting By Direction for the aiming method. go to OUTPUT -> Calculation Results to view the results. We want to aim the luminaire left floodlight down by 30 degrees. and select ID/Edit from the menu. We also want to aim the left luminaire 30 degrees to the left. Highlight the lower rack (North end of plan). Click Close and view the points in the CAD view. Enter the same values for this rack as done in steps b. f. b. Select Isotemplates for the entire group. go to CALCULATE.
d. in the previewer. Go to Add ->Calculation Grid and Select Horizontal. Verify that the calculation grid is checked and click the Calculate Selected button. and c. e. Click OK and window around the whole site to create the calculation grid. c. Save your project. Click OK in the Calculation Grid Properties screen. View the different types of output -> Text. To begin calculations. and select ID/Edit from the menu. right-click. In the By Direction field. right-click. Next. When the calculations are complete. put a check in the “Display in CAD view” box.
Step 6 – Calculating and Viewing The Output a. b.
. we want to repeat this procedure for the other rack. e.
d. Click L (for left) and enter 30. Click D (for down) and enter 30 in the From Horizontal field. Select Iso-templates for the entire group. This is done by clicking on the left fixture. Next. in the previewer. When viewing the Contours/Values.
selecting a fixture.
Step 1 – Create The Site
a. b. you will be lighting a walkway area. For this project.Wall Pack Lighting Project using Cooper Crouse-Hinds CPMV Series Champ ™ Light Fixtures
This project will guide you through the creation sample lighting project for Wall Pack with Induction Lamps of a walkway area. so enter: X= Y= Click OK 20 100
. and lighting the site quickly and easily. Go to Add >Floor and Enter the X and Y extents of the area. Open Luxicon and select New Project from under FILE.
Place a check in the Iso-template box and under Aiming Information.50 0 0. They will all be located along the West Wall and aimed out toward the East Wall. enter: X = 0. in effect. This. For this project.5 Y = 12. Click OK. Enter 90. Click the Add To Plan button. Wall: S. Click OK
. only the West Wall (the left side of your screen) and the ground will have any reflectance values. Click the CPMV tab button look for the file CPMVIG2W085 and click on it (it will turn yellow in color to highlight this fixture).5 f. click OK. will aim the light out over the walkway in the most efficient manner e. Wall: W.
d. Enter 10 for suspension length and under fixture location.Step 2 – Select The Luminaire a.20
Step 3 – Select The Luminaire a. c. Wall: E. above the ground. Go to Add > Room and Enter: Under Room Name: Enter Walkway Project X = 20 Y = 100 Z = 25
Since this is an outdoor area. b. above the floor). (and you want to mount these wallpacks 15 ft. click the Aim By Angle Radio Button. we will mount the wall packs @ 15 ft. Next To Orient. Go to Add/Luminaire from the Main Toolbar) and click on the Crouse-Hinds Binder. Enter the Type of “F1”. For reflectance values enter: Ceiling: N. Since we entered the room height in Step 2 @ 25 ft. Wall: Floor: Click OK 0 0 0 0. The rest of the are is open.
In the Calculation Grid Properties Window. Got To Add a calculation grid and click on Whole Room. q. under Calculation Points next to Column .Step 4 – Creating an Array g. enter 5 next to Number (the default value here is usually 20). s. go to Calculate > Calculation Menu. view output and print as necessary. r.
. When calculations are complete. Enter: Number of rows: 4 Row Spacing: 25 Number of Columns: 1 Column Spacing: 0 Click OK
Step 4 – Creating an Array p. and Click on calculate selected. Select the fixture in the plan view by windowing then Go To Modify > Array > Rectangular. Click OK. t. Save your project. To calculate. This will space the layout more like a rectangle.
Run. locate and delete the following files: Cooperlt. go to the Start Menu. Look for a file named Setup and double click on it to start the installation program. and under “Service And Support”. 2000. In Windows 95. How do I properly uninstall LUXICON? To uninstall LUXICON. Follow the on-screen instructions.) Also. How do I order LUXICON? To order LUXICON. contact your local Cooper Crouse-Hinds Representative. Control Panel. In your Windows Explorer. What operating systems does LUXICON run on? LUXICON will run on any Windows operating system above Windows 3. (NOTE: You will be asked if you want to perform a “Full” or “”Partial” Install of LUXICON. Accept the defaults for the program installation. visit our website: www. Place the CD-ROM into your CD drive. 98.ini LTECAcro. 3. click the arrow button to open up the Look In: window and slide the mouse down to highlight your CD-ROM (usually your “D:” drive) and left click once to open.LUXICON Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
1.com . Make sure all other programs are closed before installing LUXICON. or XP go to Start•Run•and click on the Open… (or Browse…) button.ini Luxcion2. You should see a list of files on the CD-ROM. make sure all previous versions of the software have been uninstalled. (Microsoft Office Toolbar should be closed as well. Go to Start. In the Browse dialog box. 2. and type in D:\Setup where D: is the letter of your CD-ROM device. and Add/Remove Programs.1. Me. Follow the instructions on the screen for a full or minimum installation. If you do not know who your local representative is.
. 2. It is recommended that you perform the “Full Install”. You will need to keep your LUXICON CD in the drive in order to run the program (after installation). NT.crouse-hinds. Highlight LUXICON and click on Remove. click on LUXICON Lighting Design” and follow the instructions on how to order.ini LuxProgGroup. Settings.ini 4. You PC will need to re-boot in order to run LUXICON. How do I install LUXICON? 1.
you may need to reduce it all the way to none). If the marker is all the way on. you can import any fully formatted IES photometric file. 7. LUXICON 2. Can I import photometric files from other manufacturers? Yes. Click the advanced button 6. you can import or export DXF/DWG files into and out of the program. RAGE PRO video card drivers are on the Microsoft Windows CD. Double click on My Computer 3. Can I import a DXF/DWG file into LUXICON? Yes. reduce it to half (if this does not work. Select the settings tab 5. How can I fix this? You will need to back down the video accelerator. Drivers can typically be found on the manufacturer's website. You will see a horizontal slide bar listed under application performance. For Windows 95/98/ME 1. reduce it to half (if this does not work. you can customize the contour lines to assist you in the layout of a fixture. you may need to reduce it all the way to none). Double click on Control Panel 4. If the marker is turned all the way on.5. go to the manufacturer's website. 8.
. 9. Can I print out a contour or "footprint" for individual fixtures? Yes. Look through your tabs (tabs may vary according to the video card) for a horizontal slide bar called video accelerator. I am getting a GL error: unable to set rendering context. Then try to run your program again. 6. What if I receive a "Matrix 4x4" error? Update your video card drivers to include Open GL. Go to your desktop 2. Go to your desktop 2. Click on the Performance tab 6. Then try to run your program again. Double click on System 5. Right click in a blank area 3.5 is compatible through AutoCAD 2000. Select properties 4. these do not include the Open GL feature. For Windows 2000/NT/XP 1. If you have a Rage Pro video card. Download the driver and follow the manufacturer instructions for installation. however.
Developing a lighting layout using an incorrect scale will produce inaccurate results.00 Determine a known dimension.9. determine the measurement between points of a known distance. so you enter 3. This will be your scale. For example. located above the drawing. select the appropriate Units under the AutoCAD section located below the drawing. Take the known dimension and divide by the distance measured using the X. you will divide 50 by 13. If a CAD drawing is imported and the distance between the side boundary lines is measured at 13. 11.3 or older) and Windows XP.5 by ordering a new CD –ROM. the import scale has to be determined. The drawing may be dimensioned or use a known measurement. When importing. Using the X and Y coordinates. When importing drawings into a lighting software. Import a drawing and check a known dimension to verify scale. The calculated scale is 3. How do I properly scale when importing a dwg/dxf? Architects and engineers rarely develop CAD drawings using a scale of 1 to 1. typically Architectural.ocx not correctly registered.597 into the Scale By box.10. I am getting the following error message when I run LUXICON on Windows XP: “Run Time error ‘399’ Component CSMD32. set the Scale By to 1.597. Solution: Upgrade to LUXICON version 2.9.Y coordinates. such as LUXICON. Consult with the engineer or architect if the drawing is not dimensioned or a known reference dimension cannot be determined. If the drawing scale is not correct .
. Check a known measurement to confirm that the scale is correct.” This is an incompatibility problem with older versions of LUXICON (Versions 2. a US basketball court is 50 feet by 90 feet.