False colors

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False colors

Global false colors

In DIALux evo great value ranges come to fruition. From outdoor lighting with a few lux over the interior illumination between 100 and 1000lx, up to decorative illuminations with 2000lx and more. During the quick and easy interpretation of the calculation results, the false-color view helps. The settings of the false color values are valid for the whole project, so they are also called "global false color". The set value for a color is used in all diagrams and views.

Low light levels outdoors, high illuminance levels for indoor and floodlighting

False colors settings

You can enable and disable the false colors in the display options

200px Display options

You can decide whether DIALux shows illuminances (for virtual calculation surface and real surfaces) or luminances (for real surfaces only) to display with false colors.

Switching illuminance [lx] and luminance [cd / m2]

You can also specify whether the false colors are softened or with hard edges and gradations. Smooth transitions are useful for attractive visualization, hard gradations are easier to interpret.
DIALux offers 3 color ranges: Low values, mean values and high values. There are 27 colors available. So most applications are properly covered, for example, Outdoor lighting, interior lighting and accent lighting.

Automatically false color settings

Should one of these color spaces be less important for your current project, or if you want to show more colors in a range of values, you can set this by using the sliders:

  • Use the left slider to change the lower and middle range.
  • Use the right slider to change the middle range and the upper range of values.

The values in the affected areas are automatically interpolated.

Automatic suggestion by DIALux

left slider to the left: reduced lower range, medium range increases

right slider to the right: reduced upper range, medium range increases

Edit individual values

You can also directly manipulate individual values. By right-clicking on the color scale you set the value and assign a new color to e.g. limits clearly stated.

Right-click on the scale to set, values and colors