CYPE Lighting Systems is a group of programs created to assist the project engineer in the design and analysis of lighting installations. These applications are integrated into the Open BIM workflow via the BIMserver.center platform.
CYPELUX LEED allows users to configure the daylight parameters necessary for carrying out the simulation defined in option 2 of LEED v4.0 IEQ CREDIT 8.1.
Firstly, the data concerning the project location and the reflectance of outdoor surfaces (façade and floor) must be entered. The building orientation will be directly obtained from the BIM model in case it contains this information.
As indicated in the necessary requirements specification for obtaining the LEED certification, users must select a day between the 15 days closest to 21 September and a day between the 15 days closest to 21 March, which represents the clearest sky conditions. The average illuminance value for 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on each day will be calculated. The hour range for the project’s location must be entered for each day, so that the existence of daylight saving time can be shown and, for each hour, the program allows users to modify the values of "Turbidity factor", "Brightness at the zenith" and "Solar radiance".
In order to carry out the analysis, in addition to entering the general characteristics of the job, the "Transmission grade" and "Refraction index" for the types of glazed openings of the building must be specified.
Once the configuration is defined, the program allows it to be saved in a file so it can be imported directly into another CYPELUX LEED project.
CYPELUX EN allows users to verify the lighting requirements proposed in standard EN 12464-1, depending on the type of activity, for indoor work places.
CYPELUX EN provides normal artificial lighting for each space of the building.
The lighting used in CYPELUX EN analysis can be defined in several ways (including its photometric curves):
Imported from the CYPELUX EN lighting library.
User-defined by means of data provided by the manufacturer.
Imported from lighting files in EULUMDAT format (standard format in Europe for photometric data –extension "ldt") and IES (standard format in North America for photometric data –extension "ies"). These files are provided by the manufacturers and can be imported by users with no need to enter the data manually.
Once the type of lighting is defined, the program allows users to save the photometric data in a file so they can be imported directly into another CYPELUX EN project.
CYPELUX is a tool created to calculate the lighting levels of normal and emergency lighting installations.
CYPELUX allows the lighting files to be imported in the following formats:
EULUMDAT - Standard format in Europe for photometric data ("ldt" extension).
IES - Standard format in North America for photometric data ("ies" extension).