Our edge in accurately predicting how lighting would look and behave in your home

Each model of light fixture produces its own unique pattern of light output and distribution, called its photometric profile.

Some interior designers and architects may prepare renderings based on generic photometrics rather than the particular photometrics of specified fixtures. The resulting renderings give only a crude portrayal of how the lighting would actually look and behave.

06 Generic v specific photometrics


The generic photometric profile (left) is simpler but much less realistic that that of a particular fixture (right).

In the real world, light bounces around and around as it reflects off surfaces. Even matte finishes reflect a great deal of light if they have pale colours.  Any simulation that fails to account for surface reflectivities would only be realistic for a room where absolutely everything is matte black.

At Luxe Lumens, we can pre-test our proposed designs by conducting an iterative, photometric-specific simulation using powerful software specifically created for lighting design. This approach:

    • yields a 3D rendering that realistically shows how the finished room will actually look with the proposed lighting plan
    • takes into account important factors including:
      • the respective colours and reflectivities of the particular surfaces in the simulated space
      • the unique photometric profile of the specified fixtures
    • accurately predicts the resulting lighting intensity at multiple selected points in a room.