DIAL and Relux to collaborate on uniform data format for lighting design

(Europe) – The two companies wish to meet challenges of digitalisation with open format for import and processing purposes.

DIAL And RELUX are jointly planning to develop a new, open data format for luminaires and sensors that can be used, among other things, in the companies’ two lighting design programmes – DIALux and RELUX.

The future lies in digital processes, which is why users and industry are placing increasing demands on electronic product data, and digital planning methods, such as BIM, require data to be processed uniformly. The two companies want to meet these challenges with an open data format for import and further processing purposes.

In comparison to frequently used IES and LDT formats, the new data format will contain more comprehensive information about the product. This can be in the form of parameters such as geometry, photometry, texts, product images, dynamic control and controllability.

The open data format has many benefits for lighting designers and manufacturers alike. Manufacturers who are actively involved in the development process need only provide one format for the two lighting design programmes. This improves the data quality available on the market and makes it more up-to-date. In addition, products can be simulated more realistically in the planning process.

“DIALux is a powerful and open product with an open data format. With DIALux, we want to make life easier for planners and manufacturers,” said Dieter Polle, CEO of DIAL.

Markus Hegi, CEO and Partner of RELUX, added: “The aim is to standardise the creation of product data and continually adapt it to requirements in order to ensure smooth processing of high quality. Manufacturers as well as users receive great added value.”