Today we are pleased to publish the first release candidate of the Global Lighting Data Format version 1.0.0. The XSD can be downloaded as usual on Github, as well as in the download section.
We have also developed two new tools that will make it easier to write and read the GLDF and the new geometry format L3D.
GLDF is a true teamwork of DIAL and RELUX. The further software development of libraries, tools and the integration in the applications will need many efforts. Here is a preliminary road map with time estimations of the next GLDF development steps.
RELUX and DIAL present the new unified lighting data format for luminaires and sensors: GLDF. It could be used directly in RELUX and DIALux. GLDF is open and free available for everyone. Thanks to the joint forces the format is technically robust, modern, and universal. In the future it may replace other and older existing luminaire data formats, which is a huge benefit in creating of data on manufacturer side and a benefit for designers and luminaire data users in a reduced handling and an open structure. GLDF includes more capabilities as ROLF and ULD format combined.