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Simulations of lightning panels are crucial to product development and optimization across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics. Simulations allow engineers to predict and improve lighting system performance, ensuring optimal efficiency, and safety. We will explore how to create lightning panels in this blog post. The accompanying video walks you through how to use Speos' light simulation tools to get a successful result, as well as how to generate the simulation.

The CAD file that was designed before is opened in Ansys Speos. This panel has eight LEDs, two indicator texts, and one arrow. This video shows the effect of back lighting on textures and arrow. As illustrated in figure 1, the design process begins with establishing optical properties, followed by geometry properties, source and sensor properties, and finally simulation. A material with LEDs, PMMA, and rough surfaces is used in this example. Panel and arrow faces with surface roughness are selected.

Fig1: Visual representation of the essential elements and steps involved in creating a light panel simulation with Speos

In this video, you will learn how to add sources and detectors and run a simulation. The details can be found here:


Creating a lightning panel simulation for Speos requires careful consideration of material properties, surface properties, and source and detector properties. A step-by-step guide is provided in the video to help users create a successful simulation. This procedure allows users to produce a simulation that accurately represents the behavior of light in a lightning panel and provides valuable insights into its operation.


Post by Majid Ebnali Heidari
April 11, 2023