The world`s first industry standard for ray files

The world’s first industry standard for ray files

Osram Opto Semiconductors implements uniform data format

16.12.2015 | Spotlights: Products

Ray files can now be obtained from Osram Opto Semiconductors in the global IES TM-25-13 industry standard – making the work of customers considerably easier.

Osram Opto Semiconductors, together with other LED manufacturers and software houses, initiated work on a global industry standard for ray files at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the US standardization authority. Uniform data formats for ray files means huge savings in terms of work and time for customers.

At present there are a large number of different programs and data formats for working with ray files, which describe the light emitted by an LED. Osram Opto Semiconductors, together with various partners, therefore strived to create a standardized data format for ray files that all the programs can use. The Regensburg-based company has now implemented the new standard, IES TM-25-13, in its own product portfolio. Data not only for LEDs and IRs but also for SSLs can be found in the new format on the homepage – in addition to many other files.

To make it easier for customers to adapt the optics and therefore to achieve results that more accurately reflect the simulation, the ray offerings from Osram Opto Semiconductors in the new format will be extended from 5 million to 20 million rays.

All the ray data and information for handling this data is available to download from osram-os.com/ray-files.