Use the Light Settings dialog to edit lights, groups of lights, and global lights. You can either drag the slider or type a specific number. The options in the Light Settings window will change based on which lights are selected in the drawing view so that different fixtures can have different settings. To adjust multiple lights at once, add them to a group. To manipulate the settings of all lights in your drawing, use the global lights tab.
Lights settings dialog
The Light settings dialog is accessed from the quick properties box of a selected light, or from the 3D component tab.
The options in the Light Settings window will change based on which lights are selected in the drawing view. Each light will have some of the settings below.
Brightness range and Brightness
Here, you can select a range of brightness of the light, in Lumens. There are four ranges to choose from:
- Weak light: 0 lm - 250 lm
- Light bulb: 250 lm - 1500 lm
- Ceiling light: 1500 lm - 6000 lm
- Floodlight: 6000 lm - 100 000 lm
Selecting a range automatically places the Brightness slider at a default position within the range, but you can click and pull the slider left or right to decrease or increase the brightness.
Light cone width
Adjusts how narrow or wide the focus of the spotlight is.
Light cone width: left = 40, right = 80
Set the Elevation of your fluorescent lights only.
Set the Fixture depth and Fixture width of your fluorescent lights only.
Controls the color of the light from 1500K to 7500K (Kelvins). Temperature can be adjusted for fluorescent lights, spotlights, and window light in the 3D component tab, as well as all lights from the Lights extension.
|Temperature = 1500K
|Temperature = 7500K
Selecting this checkbox lets you pick an IES profile from a set of predefined profiles. IES profiles control how the light is being spread. To change IES profile, click the black box and select one of the previews:
Cord length: Distance from elevation set in the Position section to the bottom of the fluorescent light fixture.
Diffusor style: Choose from None, Steel grid, or Plastic plate as a material to render beneath the lights in your fluorescent light fixture:
Quality: (window lights only)
Show in 3D photo: Check the box to display the fixture in the 3D rendering. If unchecked, the fixture will show in the 3D drawing view but not in a rendering.
Show in 2D print: Check the box if you want the lights to be visible in your 2D printouts.