We will kick off our blog by announcing some new and improved features that we hope you are as excited about as we are!
- Glare and False Color View Options
We improved our view options so you can once again view renderings with false color and glare overlays. Since we ‘white balance’ the renderings we produce in an effort to make sure the images are usable, we recommend using these options to identify where a space is under- or overlit, along with sources of the excessive light.
- Custom Bounds on Annual Metrics
Until now, annual metrics have been limited by the illuminance thresholds set by daylight committees and other certification standards, but we know that everyone has different lighting needs. See how your space performs based on thresholds you set. And we’ll go above and beyond by telling you when your new thresholds don’t match those set forth by the USGBC for LEED.
- Downloadable Images and Animations
Download images, groups of images and animations (.gif files) with just a few clicks to quickly include in reports and presentations. Easily organize and make sense of your results by choosing options to include details on your downloads, such as date/time, sky type, latitude/longitude, north arrow, etc.
- Daylight Factor
Daylight Factor is the ratio of light at a point inside to the level of light outside on an overcast day. This metric is common in international certification systems like BREEAM. LightStanza streamlines the workflow for running this type of simulation for reliable results that include Illuminance Grid values and a histogram to help you visualize how the space is performing.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help using these new features or are interested in working with us.