Lighting Design

DIALux for Light Planning


DIALux is a free light planning program for the presentation of projects.

By using this program, you will be able to plan the lighting you will use in a room, scene or building. The program will be able to calculate and visualize the daylight, as well as letting you plan your lighting scenes, plan the color and intensity of the lights you will use, position on the project the emergency lighting, with the right legal number of luminaires, and many more.

With DIALux you can prepare photo realistic visualizations of your light planning and send them to your customers via email, or upload them to a server.


12 hours


Part 1 Dialux Basic

  • Install Luminaire Data
  • DIALux directories
  • Working with Wizards
  • The DIALux User Interface
  • Optimise Personal Settings
  • Create a New Project

Part 2 Create Model

  • Edit Rooms
  • Insert Room Elements
  • Insert Furniture
  • Insert Textures
  • Material dialogue for surfaces
  • Duplicate (Copy Rooms/Scenes/Streets)

Part 3 Create Light Objects

  • Insert and Edit Luminaires and Luminaire Arrangements
  • Illumination strategies
  • Colored light
  • Light Scenes and Control Groups
  • Emergency lighting
  • Daylight calculation in DIALux

Part 4 More on 3D operation

  • Working in the 3D View
  • Working in Various Views
  • Wireframe Mode
  • Editing Inserted Objects
  • Arrangement aids
  • Calculation Surfaces and other Calculation Objects

Part5 Exterior Lighting

  • Exterior Lighting
  • Street Valuation Fields in Exterior Scenes
  • Road lighting
  • Sports complexes
  • Global Output Settings

Part 6 Data Outputs

  • Output
  • DWG and DXF Import and Export
  • gbXML file import
  • STF Interface
  • Energy Performance of Buildings
  • Making videos in DIALux
  • Raytracer