Welcome to the Lighting Materials for Simulation website. The website is a library of materials for use in daylighting and electric lighting calculations. The goals of the website are,
- to establish a collection of measured material properties in order to understand the range of typical material reflectances for use in lighting simulations and their appropriateness,
- to document measurements of unusual materials that are necessary for appropriate visual comfort calculations such as photovoltaic panels, polished metals, and other specular materials,
- to provide examples of material definitions in the Radiance material format,
- and to provide a venue for researchers, practitioners and manufacturers to share materials relevant to the larger lighting community.
More information can be gleaned from our presentation
(second-half of document) at the International Radiance Workshop in Philadelphia. A list of the information we collect is available from the submission page
The website is a project maintained by the Design for Climate and Comfort Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Inquiries can be directed towards J. Alstan Jakubiec.