LightTools: Pushing the Boundaries of Illumination Design
Unsurpassed return on investment and comprehensive support – from the optical design innovation leader you've trusted for over 45 years.
LightTools is widely recognized as the best software for the design of illumination optical systems for many applications. Introduced in 1995, it has been continuously upgraded by the largest team of developers in the optical software industry. It is the preferred tool of numerous companies, government agencies, research labs, and universities worldwide.
Why do these many organizations choose LightTools? Because LightTools is first and foremost a design tool, not simply an analysis tool. Thanks to truly effective illumination optimization, LightTools can help you to achieve the illumination distributions you really need. It also offers interactive ray tracing as well as numerous powerful analysis tools and utilities. This is why the vast majority of our customers continue to use LightTools year after year.
Here are just a few ways that LightTools will help you save time and money, increase your productivity, and ultimately improve your company’s bottom line.
Created especially to solve illumination problems
LightTools has been specifically developed for the unique requirements of illumination systems design. With every release, we’re offering innovative new capabilities that allow you to push the boundaries of what’s possible for illumination systems. So whatever your ultimate design goal is – better energy efficiency, brighter illumination with fewer sources, optimized light distribution – LightTools provides you with an industrial-strength toolkit to make it happen.
3D design solution for easier visualization
Our 3D design features make it easy to transform your ideas into reality. You can focus on design, not typing numbers into spreadsheets or constructing complicated macros. Plus LightTools comes with specialized, application-specific tools to jump start your system design and predict performance, saving hours or even days of setup and analysis time.
Automatically get the best design solution
Our groundbreaking illumination optimization capabilities are fully integrated, making it easy to define your performance criteria and let LightTools do the heavy lifting to find the best design solution. You can even directly optimize geometry created in SolidWorks®, which is a huge time saver.
Accuracy you can count on
Our customers are impressed with the consistency between LightTools’ simulations and measured data. Published papers and customer-supplied data back this up -- just ask us for examples from your industry. You can be fully confident that your LightTools design will work right when it’s built.
Comprehensive, ongoing support
As the largest optical design software supplier in the industry, the Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys offers unmatched resources to help ensure your success. You can rely on rapid access to expert tech support staff who understand optical design and engineering. In addition, all customers have 24/7 access to a dedicated Web site that contains hundreds of resources to help you become more productive, including training videos, usage tips, articles, documentation, FAQs, and example files and models.
Introductory and advanced training courses are provided on a regular basis at our Pasadena, California office. We also offer customized, application-specific training that can be conducted at your site. Just tell us what you need, and we’ll gladly assist you.