Lighting Design Calculation Engine
Cerise365™ offers numerous new features including:
- Improved Radiosity Calculations
Cerise365™ utilizes a proprietary parallel processing algorithm that results in radiosity calculations being two to three times faster than our legacy Helios32/64 software, with extremely large environments with millions of elements being the fastest.
Cerise365™ utilizes a single JSON file. Otherwise, the Cerise365™ API is fully backward-compatible with our legacy Helios32/64 Version 8.0 API.
- OpenGL Buffers
Cerise365™ supports both OpenGL 2.1 display lists and OpenGL 3.1 buffers.
- Real-Time Lighting
Cerise365™ integrates Mandato (Cerise365™+Mandato) real-time dynamic lighting into its OpenGL display.
- Texture Maps
Cerise365™ directly imports JPEG, PNG, BMP, and PSD image files.
- IES TM-33 Files
Cerise365™ will natively import IES TM-33 and UNI 11733 luminaire optical data files.
- glTF Files
Cerise365™ exports industry-standard glTF files.
- Optical Sensors
Cerise365™ supports photometers, radiometers, and PAR (quantum) meters.
- Fixed Meters
Cerise365™ supports fixed meter arrays with user-specified positions for electric lighting.
HelioSol Software Solutions Inc.
provides software and expertise to the lighting industry as real world solutions to lighting design and engineering problems. HelioSol licenses the Cerise Suite of software tools worldwide through an exclusive arrangement with SunTracker Technologies Ltd. SunTracker was founded by the esteemed Ian Ashdown, Senior Scientist, to advance research and develop professional lighting design software for architecture, horticulture, entertainment and health based on over 30 years’ experience in the industry.
Site latitude and longitude
Time and date
Typical Meteorological Year weather data
Hourly solar irradiance
Hourly wind speed and direction
High‐pressure sodium (HPS)
Multicolor light‐emitting diodes (LED)
Horticultural luminaire optical characteristics
Radiant and luminous flux calculations
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)
Irradiance (UV to far‐red)
Spectral power distributions (5 nm resolution)
ASABE Plant Radiation Metrics
Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD)
Ultraviolet Photon Flux Density (PFDuv)
Far‐Red Photon Flux Density (PFDfr)
Spectral Photon Flux Density (SPFD)
Daily Light Integral