Light pipes

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pinstras
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Light pipes

Postby pinstras » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:28 pm

Hi everyone,
I was wondering whether it is possible to model a light pipe in DB, given the specific lighting data from the manufacturer. Has anybody tried this? What would be the best way to simulate it? Thanks!
Andy Tindale
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Location: Stroud

Postby Andy Tindale » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:57 pm

It is perfectly possible to create the geometry for light pipes in DesignBuilder and allow light to be tranmistted into zones thr, but because it isn\'t possible to create surfaces have high specularity, the results may not be exactly right in current versions.

However we do plan to allow specular reflections in a near future version. See my answer to:

http://www.designbuilder.co.uk/componen ... ic/t,3821/

Andy

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