The Visual Floodlight / Wallwash tool was developed to help specifiers select flood,
sign, and wall lighting products. The tool only considers the direct illumination
component's effect on the wall. There are no other surfaces in the calculation that
may exist and affect actual results in installations. Please use Visual 2012 to perform detailed analysis for your lighting design.
If you specify a tilt angle and illuminance criteria the tool will attempt to find
an on center spacing that meets your criteria. It is possible for there to be no
on center spacing that can meet your criteria at the specified setback and tilt.
You may also leave the tilt field blank (not zero) and allow the tool to determine
an optimum tilt for your criteria. The optimum tilt will change depending on which
criteria you enter. It is possible that no tilt angle can meet all your criteria,
in this case an aiming point 2/3 up the wall will be returned.
You may also constrain your design to a specific on center spacing or quantity.
If you enter a value in both constraints the tool will not attempt to optimize based
on any illuminance criteria, instead it will return your specified design.
For guidelines on flood lighting refer to the
Facade Lighting Guide or the
Sign Lighting Guide
If you have any questions not answered by the tutorial video or comments on this
tool, email support@visual-3D.com.