A web-based virtual lighting simulator

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This paper is about a web-based ''virtual lighting simulator,'' which is intended to allow architects and lighting designers to quickly assess the effect of key parameters on the daylighting and lighting performance in various space types. The virtual lighting simulator consists of a web-based interface that allows navigation through a large database of images and data, which were generated through parametric lighting simulations. At its current form, the virtual lighting simulator has two main modules, one for daylighting and one for electric lighting. The daylighting module includes images and data for a small office space, varying most key daylighting parameters, ... continued below

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Papamichael, Konstantinos; Lai, Judy; Fuller, Daniel & Tariq, Tara May 6, 2002.

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This paper is about a web-based ''virtual lighting simulator,'' which is intended to allow architects and lighting designers to quickly assess the effect of key parameters on the daylighting and lighting performance in various space types. The virtual lighting simulator consists of a web-based interface that allows navigation through a large database of images and data, which were generated through parametric lighting simulations. At its current form, the virtual lighting simulator has two main modules, one for daylighting and one for electric lighting. The daylighting module includes images and data for a small office space, varying most key daylighting parameters, such as window size and orientation, glazing type, surface reflectance, sky conditions, time of the year, etc. The electric lighting module includes images and data for five space types (classroom, small office, large open office, warehouse and small retail), varying key lighting parameters, such as the electric lighting system, surface reflectance, dimming/switching, etc. The computed images include perspectives and plans and are displayed in various formats to support qualitative as well as quantitative assessment. The quantitative information is in the form of iso-contour lines superimposed on the images, as well as false color images and statistical information on work plane illuminance. The qualitative information includes images that are adjusted to account for the sensitivity and adaptation of the human eye. The paper also includes a section on the major technical issues and their resolution.

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OSTI as DE00831098

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  • ACADIA 2002 Conference, Pomona, CA (US), 10/24/2002--10/27/2002

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  • Report No.: LBNL--51065
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 831098
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc783177

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Papamichael, Konstantinos; Lai, Judy; Fuller, Daniel & Tariq, Tara. A web-based virtual lighting simulator, article, May 6, 2002; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc783177/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.