Left-clicking a product family directory name in the left pane will display all
available photometric files in the upper portion of the right pane. All files in the
directory are read by Visual and the most common header information is
displayed for each available file.
If information is missing from the header of a particular photometric file, the
entry for that file in one or more columns may be blank.
The lower portion of the right pane is a preview of the selected file above. An
image (if available) is shown, along with basic header information, a polar
candlepower curve plot, and the Luminaire Classification System BUG plot
related to IESNA publication TM-15.
Between the upper and lower right panes, Visual displays helpful links to
additional information. All files will have links to a complete photometric
report, a PDF specification sheet, and the product or family website; all
requiring internet access.
Some files will additionally have links to solid model information. "Model" will
be displayed if the information is available.
Visual can search (in the Acuity Brands database only) for files with keywords as defined by the user in the Search box at the top of the dialog. If the name of a product is known but the
location of that product is not, this is a simple way to quickly get to that product.
When selecting outside the Acuity Brands database, the dialog will list any files with an IES, LDT, CIB, TMS, or CB1 extension. Visual can read any photometric file that is formatted in accordance
with the IESNA LM-63, EULUMDAT, or CIBSE-TM14 specifications.