FlucsDL

Offers the daylighting only capabilities of FlucsPro, allowing you to perform point-by-point analysis to determine daylighting levels within a room, or group of rooms.

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Overview

  • Investigate Indoor daylighting conditions across any number of rooms
  • Determine Daylight Factors & Light Levels
  • Compare against LEED, BREEAM and BB87 thresholds
  • Test against other industry benchmarks
  • Produce images of daylight levels, daylight factors and threshold analyses

> Technical Details

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FlucsDL - Daylighting Analysis

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IES Virtual Environment: FlucsDL Multi Room Analysis

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FlucsDL Daylighting analysis with Components

FlucsDL Daylighting analysis with Components

FlucsDL Threshold

Archi Daylighting

Daylight Factors - false colour

IES Virtual Environment for daylight levels for general assessment or specifc LEED analysis using FlucsDL

IES Virtual Environment for daylight levels

Technical Details

The module allows you to quickly and easily perform daylighting analysis using only 5 key stages:

  • Select the room or group of rooms to analyse
  • Set the reflectance values for the room surfaces
  • Set the analysis options and perform point-by-point calculations
  • Review your results - either as Daylight Factor or Lighting Level values
  • Define which threshold you want to test against e.g. for BREEAM 2008 HEA1: a 2% daylight factor would be selected and you would be looking for 80% of occupied space to achieve this

Data Entry Options

  • Analysis scope defined by selected room or group of rooms
  • Reflectance values defined for room surfaces
  • Task areas can be defined within room surfaces or working planes
  • Working plane heights can be set
  • Calculation grid size can be adjusted

Analysis Options

  • User defined thresholds or benchmarks
  • Illuminance or Luminance
  • Horizontal, vertical or semi-cylindrical illuminance
  • Default daylight zenith luminance for a CIE standard overcast sky
  • Inter-reflection calculations can be turned on (choice of simple average value or full progressive radiosity) or turned off
  • Optional use of shading surfaces: adjacent buildings, topographical shades, local shades
  • Define the daylight threshold you want to test against if required

Free Navigator Capability

This innovative, easy to follow workflow covers the ‘daylighting’ analysis capability already available within FlucsDL.  It incorporates Quality Assurance (QA) and offers guidance on key functionality from set-up through to simulation; saving users valuable time, and promoting easy team collaboration and training.

Output Options

  • 3D model visualisation of Light Level plots
    • select rooms to display
    • select room surfaces, working planes and task areas to display
    • display as contour lines, false colour, threshold or as grey-shaded grid cells
    • Foot Candle or Lux options
  • 3D model visualisation of Daylight Factor plots
    • select rooms to display
    • select room surfaces, working planes and task areas to display
    • display as contour lines, false colour, threshold or as grey-shaded grid cells
  • Display of Light Levels and Daylight Factors can be toggled independently
  • Summary Table showing minimum, maximum and average levels, plus uniformity and diversity information
  • Threshold Table showing individual room threshold levels and building area-weighted % above threshold
  • Results easily exported, copied or printed for use in client reports