Lambda Research Corporation Announces Current Release of TracePro® Version 7.8

Lambda Research Corporation
Michael Gauvin (
25 Porter Road
Littleton, MA 01460 USA
TEL: +1 978-468-0766, ext. 11

Littleton, MA, USA – Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the current release of its flagship TracePro software. The latest release, TracePro v7.8, will be available to download on Friday, August 26.

Updated features in TracePro v7.8 include a final version of the Lighting Toolkit, new Path Sort Filtering, and new settings for all True Color plots. The Lighting Toolkit gives TracePro users a full-featured capability to analyze automotive lighting systems, including headlights/headlamps; tail, warning, and marker lamps; as well as outdoor and indoor luminaires. The Lighting Toolkit provides visualization tools and regulation tables to certify that simulated results meet the requirements of the lighting and automotive standards, and provides pass/fail criteria for ECE, SAE, IESNA, and FMVSS regulations.

The Path Sort Filtering in TracePro v7.8 allows users to apply a Boolean filter to specify the exact ray paths they wish to display and analyze. Users can select the exact ray path or paths they wish to investigate by building filters, surface by surface. After building the filters the user can apply them to visualize each ray path along with the corresponding irradiance map on the target surface. Lastly, all True Color plots in TracePro now have settings for Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma, including Irradiance/Illuminance, 3D Irradiance/Illuminance, and Luminance Maps.

TracePro v7.8 further enhances the most powerful and sophisticated illumination design software available for LED implementation in lamps and luminaires. TracePro streamlines the prototype-to-manufacturing process by combining an intuitive 3D CAD interface, superior ray tracing performance, advanced utilities, and seamless interoperability with other mechanical design programs.

Current users are encouraged to download the latest release. New users can sign up for a free 30-day trial of v7.8 which includes a live demonstration with an engineer. TracePro v7.8 will also be featured at SPIE Optics & Photonics in San Diego from August 28-31. Contact us to schedule a personal appointment at the show.

For more information on what Lambda Research Corporation has to offer, please visit their web site or Ask an Optics Expert to have a technical representative assist you directly.

Lambda Research Corporation, a privately-held company founded in 1992, is an industry leader in light analysis, illumination system design and analysis, and custom software development. Lambda Research Corporation publishes TracePro®, an award-winning opto-mechanical design software used for designing and analyzing illumination and optical systems. TracePro streamlines the prototyping to manufacturing process by combining an intuitive 3D CAD interface, advanced utilities, and seamless interoperability with other mechanical design programs. For more information, please visit the company’s web site: