SuperLite

Daylighting and electric analysis; calculates interior illuminance levels in complex building spaces. Analysis accounts for direct, externally reflected and internally reflected light. Used for residential and commercial applications.

Keywords

daylighting, lighting, residential and commercial buildings

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Average level of computer literacy; understanding of basic lighting concepts.

Users

Approximately 500 worldwide.

Audience

Architects, lighting designers, researchers, engineers.

Input

Space geometry, surface reflectance, aperture transmittances, luminaire description; input file prepared using standard text or word processor.

Output

Interior point-by-point illuminance levels; preformatted text file.

Computer Platform

PC-compatible, with math co-processor; can be compiled on other platforms.

Programming Language

FORTRAN

Strengths

Complex geometry allowed; variety of sky conditions; illuminance levels on user-oriented planes; daylighting and electric lighting; accurate flux exchange interreflection calculation.

Weaknesses

Only diffuse surfaces; non-interactive input/output.

Contact

Company:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Address:

901 D St., SW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20024
United States

Telephone:

(202) 646-7959

Facsimile:

(202) 646-7800

E-mail:

RJHitchcock@lbl.gov

Website:

http://eetd.lbl.gov/btd/tools/superlite/superlite2.html

Availability

Download from web site.