Introducing The Lighting Designer (TLD), a new cloud-based design and specification tool that is set to revolutionise the electrical industry and increase business profitability by producing technically correct and compliant designs in a matter of minutes.
Created by the team behind the multi award-winning software, The CEDIA Designer (formerly known as The Cinema Designer), TLD is the only software in existence to bring together electrical design, lighting control systems and lighting fixture specification. This allows professionals from different fields to create detailed technical designs and ensure a smooth collaborative approach on projects.
Lighting design tends to require input from designers, electrical contractors, M&E engineers and technology integrators. While lighting designers focus on fixtures, colour temperature and colour rendering indexes, electrical contractors and M&E engineers understand the mathematics and the requirements for electrically correct and safe electrical systems. Meanwhile, technology integrators deal with lighting control systems, installation and specific lighting control systems.
TLD has been created to pull these three disciplines together, making it the only software available that covers every element of a lighting design.
To start a new project, users have the option of importing their lighting system programmes or manually inputting the information into the software. From here, the user works through an easy step-by-step process of selecting fixtures, drivers and cable lengths.
TLD’s PDF output includes everything from load schedules to photometric data, specification cut sheets to CAD drawings, a bill of materials and much more. It pulls in the manufacturer information of the panels, drivers, ballasts, interfaces and modules – creating a presentable document that’s full of data and panel diagrams in only a few seconds.
Using TLD will ensure that professionals know exactly what is required of them when designing, installing, testing and inspecting any project and provides confidence that the system is both electrically correct and compliant.