Photometric File Conversion and Viewer
CeriseDocs™ provides a solution for photon-based metrics and spectral quantum distribution information for horticultural, and radiometric data for UVGI.
CeriseDocs™ combines the features of popular photometric file viewing programs with those needed for ANSI/IES TM-33-18.
CeriseDocs™ also enables users to convert legacy ANSI/IES LM-63 and EULUMDAT files into TM-33-18 documents without any loss of information utilizing SunTracker’s award winning CerisePhoto™.
Recent developments in both horticultural lighting and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) have created a need for luminaire optical data documents that cannot be met with photometric data file formats such as ANSI/IES LM-63 and EULUMDAT that have been in use since the 1980s. In particular, there is a need for photon-based metrics and spectral quantum distribution information for horticultural, and radiometric data for UVGI.
Beginning in 2016, SunTracker Technologies began development of what is now ANSI/IES TM-33-18, “Standard Format for the Electronic Transfer of Luminaire Optical Data,” and its Italian mirror standard, UNI 11733:2019. We are currently chairing CIE Technical Committee 2-92, which is developing an extended version of TM-33 that should become a joint CIE/ISO international standard. These industry standards satisfy the needs of horticultural lighting and developing UVGI applications, as well as future theatrical lighting design with multichannel LED luminaires and near-field PPFD and irradiance applications.
CeriseDocs combines the features of popular photometric file viewing programs with those needed for TM-33-18 / UNI 11733 and the forthcoming CIE/ISO standard. It also enables users to convert legacy ANSI/IES LM-63 and EULUMDAT files into TM-33-18 documents without any loss of information, and with the inclusion of optional spectral data in CSV or IES TM-27-14 format (which SunTracker Technologies also developed).
SunTracker’s CeriseDocs™ is a Microsoft Windows™ program designed to bulk convert IES LM-63-xx and EULUMDAT photometric data files into equivalent IES TM-33-18 / UNI 11733 luminaire optical data documents without loss of information. It is intended for luminaire manufacturers who have hundreds to thousands of photometric data files for their products and need to convert them into the modern TM-33 luminaire optical data document format.
The conversion process is lossless, so that the resultant TM-33 documents can be converted back into LM-63 or EULUMDAT photometric data files for use with legacy lighting design and analysis programs.
CeriseDocs™ also accepts spectral power distribution data as either CSV (comma-separated value) spreadsheets or IES TM-27-14 spectral data files that may be combined with the photometric data files.
CeriseDocs™ further exports luminaire optical data in either XML format for compliance with IES TM-33-18 and UNI 11733 or JSON format. The JSON format is compliant with the draft International Standard Format for the Electronic Transfer of Luminaire Optical Data currently being prepared as a joint CIE / ISO standard by CIE Technical Committee 2‑92.
A Windows dynamic link library (DLL) version of CeriseDocs™ is also available for licensing as an OEM component for clients’ in-house application software.