In one of our earlier articles we shared our knowledge and expertise on façade lighting with LEDs. In this article we add to that by providing a step-by-step tutorial on how to design façade lighting in Revit by using the LIGHTS add-in.

After the tutorial you will:

  • Learn what is LIGHTS and how to use it.
  • Learn how to fast and easy create a lighting design in Autodesk Revit.
  • Learn what lighting fixtures are suitable for outdoors and particularly façade design.
  • Learn how to add a lighting fixture in the architectural model.



1) Find LIGHTS in Revit add-in section. If you have not install LIGHTS, check out our previous post on how to install LIGHTS.


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2) Start with finding right lighting fixtures for your design. You can search by typing or prioritizing the categories. Choose the lighting fixture and push “Use in Revit” button.


Tip: Hydra wall luminaire is one of the WinLed’s most popular outdoor fixtures, which is also suitable for indoor.

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3) You can choose the color, color temperature and the cashing color either before or after placing the lighting fixture.


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4) Place the lighting fixture in the model.


5) You can adjust the angles of the lights if needed. However, the angles are restricted to equal reality.


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6) After designing a rooftop lighting, let’s proceed to lower levels. Choose a lighting fixture and press “Use in Revit” button.


Tip: Velmu luminarie is the best option to emphasize the wall surface from below to up. It does not cause excessive glare, so it is a great option to use for projects with high windows and a lot of glass.

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7) Place the lighting fixtures in the architectural model.


8) Render your design.


Do you need any help with LIGHTS?

If you face any problems with creating a lighting design while using LIGHTS, let us know. Our team will be glad to help you.

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Author: Winled Oy
Published : 1 month ago