We've been measuring materials and lamps for 25 years and designing optics for just as long. We know exactly what it takes to create an accurate optical simulation that will be representative of the final product.
We're unique in that we provide both optical design software, Photopia, as well as a complete Library created in house.
We write the software, make the model, and design optics every day. No finger pointing to an outside company or unknown limitations because we don't have control or use the product.
We Need It
We're optical engineers. We do optical design consulting every day all day. We need a library of data that we can trust on our projects just as much as our customers do.
We could of course make all our users do the modeling themselves, and do models ourselves for our own projects, keeping everything private. That's just not efficient. Instead we put every publicly available lamp and material we model into the Library for everyone.
An inaccurate Library is useless. If you optimize a design based on incorrect input, you'll only be disappointed with the final performance. An accurate model means an accurate prediction of real world product performance.
With our history, our software and our optical design we understand all that goes into making an accurate source model or material file.