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This is a 6-hour tutorial on how to do a retail shops lighting design. The series of tutorial comprise of both theory and hands-on.

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DIALux evo Tutorials DLX-T

Click enroll button to start. How to clean and understand the CAD dizlux. How to build rooms tutoriao Dialux evo. How to create and import objects. How to select luminaires. How to aim the spotlights. How to create light scenes. How to generate and prepare the report. How to prepare the lighting layout. Light is the sparkling jewelry of architecture. This is the best part of this e-book.

Hands-on is the best way to learn to be a lighting designer. Theory and standards will only guide you on what to achieve, but hands-on training will teach you how to achieve it.

Enough for the reading. This is now the time to use what we have learned on the previous chapters. We will now proceed to the actual designing and testing the luminaires we selected previously. Actual designing is the most difficult, but exciting part for me. This chapter will test both your ability to select the right luminaire and your skills using the lighting software. Your imagination and creativity will work with your skills in computer simultaneously. There are different tutorials you can find in this e-book, every topic has separate videos to watch.

To get all the videos, check this link: Each tutorials takes 30 to 45 minutes. Sample files and presentation slides are included in download section. These tutorials tutorixl free. If you have comments or suggestions, just leave it in the box allotted so we can improve it.

Understanding what is inside the CAD file tuhorial one of the most important aspects of designing retail lighting. This is where all the information comes tjtorial The ceiling height, furniture layout, height of the shelves, cash counter location, and much more. As a lighting designer, you must learn how to read the CAD drawing. One specific line means something; therefore, it is paramount to understand it.

The important information to look for in the drawing are; the boundary or wall, furniture layout, ceiling design and height, shelves, colors tutotial texture. Then, the next thing to do is to check the scale. You can see the tjtorial layout, the ceiling layout, and the section drawing of the retail shop. Floor diqlux has been color-coded to identify the functions of the area.


Furniture must have detailed drawing so we can build it and incorporate it to veo calculation. For this tutorial, we will be using Dialux evo only. Dialux evo is easy to use. The main objective for a retail shop project is to build up the whole room with furniture and proper texture.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create the room, insert the ceiling, partitions, doors and windows, and how to create or add textures.

Aside from these, you will also learn how to create ceiling channels and slots on the walls. I am sure that you will love this tutorial because it is so fun to do.

I will guide you step by step on how to do it. Below is the sample image screen shot in Dialux evo. It shows the window tabs of Dialux evo, the rendered image with furniture and luminaire inside, and djalux color and texture used in the design.

Unlike other projects, retail projects require objects to see the effect of lights.

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to tutogial objects from other sources and to create our own 3D files. There are many options on how to have 3D objects in Dialux evo. One is by creating them inside Dialux evo, the other is by importing them as 3ds files from other software like Sketchup or 3Dmax. There are free 3ds files available on the internet, like www.

Make sure that you select 3d objects which are less than 1mb. Otherwise, your calculation and rendering time will take longer than usual. Your evo file will also become heavy which will make it difficult to open and save. Now, your retail shop is looking good! Are you dlalux now? This time we will select the luminaire, the right luminaire or the specified luminaire. If you are working in a lighting company, then it is easy for you to select your fittings.

We will explore the websites of different lighting manufacturer and we will see how easy or difficult it is to choose and to extract the IES files in their website.

Some website has an option for drag and tutoriak, while other companies still need to download the IES or ULD file first before you can use it. In this tutorial, you will learn how to insert the luminaire, select the luminaire dialuux arrange the luminaires. It is not always spotlights and track lights that are the best solution in retail lighting, there are other ways to highlight the merchandise. I will guide you from selection to installation.

Installation to Dialux evo. Below are sample images showing the sketch of typical luminaire used in retail application; track lights and adjustable downlights. How to aim spotlights. We are almost there! This time, we need to aim the spotlights properly. This is very important because we must tutorkal the glare. Remember our previous discussion about the glare? Some areas need to be glare free; otherwise the exciting experience of the customers will eevo to headache. Aiming is also important to installers, although, overtime the aim will change as per the new layout of the shop, but at least on tutoial first installation, the spotlights will aim properly and precisely.


There are rules about aiming the spotlights. Some luminaires must not exceed 25 degree angle. While, some may tilt more than 25 degrees, but with restrictions. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the aiming option of Dialux evo. This option is one of the amazing features of Dialux evo!

Below is the sample image screen shot from Dialux evo showing the lighted spotlight aimed at the merchandize. It also shows the cool photometric diagram of the spotlight and tilting option of this luminaire. Light scene is one of the exciting parts of lighting design in retail shops.

Of course, we will need lighting control to do this. Light scenes can be used in a dynamic lighting style. If the retail shop prefers to have color changing lighting, or different lighting effects on some occasions, then this light scene is a must for them.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create scenes in your lighting design. This is another powerful tool of Dialux evo. You may also do the calculation for daylight. We will include this in the tutorial. The light scene is also good for identifying the luminaires by group or by section.

Lesson Lighting Design Hands-on

For example, if you want to turn on all the perimeter lights, or only the downlights, you can do this in this light scene option in Dialux evo. Below is the sample image screen shot in Dialux evo showing the light scene bar below the screen, the calculation result on the right side, and the calculation surface in light yellow color with isolines.

How to generate and prepare report. In practice, there are three important tuyorial that our clients always want to see. These are the lighting layout, the pseudo-color and the render image. The calculation summary result is sometimes needed, but that is if they want to see the tuforial power load consumption.

The lighting design calculation report requirement varies from to client. Some clients ask for ttuorial three pages, while others ask for the full report including raytrace images and value charts.