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I became tired of positioning loads of lights to simulate LED tape light strips, so I created this symbol: LED Tape Light.calibz
The symbol is only 24" long - you need to use a row of several symbols to produce varying lengths. There are 96 lights per symbol at 5 lumens per light, for a total output of 240 lumens/foot. You can easily produce half the output (120 lumens/foot) by simply turning off every-other light. Adjusting the per-light lumen output is straight-forward but exceptionally tedious because the changes can't be made in the Adjust Lights dbx, you must modify each individual light (all 96 of them) within the symbol dbx. The symbols display reasonably well in both raytrace and physically based:
Raytrace, 240 lumens (48 lights) / foot
Raytrace, 120 lumens (24 lights) / foot
Physically based, 240 lumens (48 lights) / foot
Physcially based, 120 lumens (24 lights) / foot
Im based in Europe and over here we use a lot of LED strip lighting for under counter kitchen lighting as well as for recessed ceiling lighting ( amongst other applications ). I have used this when I worked back in the States but I can't find anything like this in the library and I'm struggling trying to recreate this by using the existing tools. Does anyone have a work around for this?