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Magnitech IES File REQUEST

IES files describe how light from a lamp is distributed in a room. This data is provided by many manufacturers so that lighting designers can realistically simulate how a project will look when a specific light source is used.

Do you need an IES files on our products? Fill in the form below and one of our Lighting Engineers will get into contact with you right away.

What Is an IES File?

A file with the IES file extension is an IES Photometric file that stands for Illuminating Engineering Society. They are plain text files that contain data on light for architectural programs that can simulate light.

Lighting manufacturers might publish files in this format to describe how various structures are affected by their product. The program using the file can interpret it to understand how to display the correct lighting patterns on things like roads and buildings.

How to Open an IES File?

There are several compatible programs: Photometrics Pros, Photometric Toolbox, Autodesk's Architecture and Revit software, RenderZone, the Visual lighting software, and Photopia.

Another way to open one for free is with IES Viewer or LITESTAR 4D Open, or online through Visual Photometric Tool.

A simple text editor, like Windows Notepad or one from our Best Free Text Editors list, can also open IES files because they're just plain text. Doing this won't let you see any visual representation of the data, though, just the text content.


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