Hello @mostapha and @Federico587
I am currently facing the same challenge mixing HB legacy version for Energy sim and HB+ for its DDay simulation possibility (instead of annual simulation, which is too long to incorporate inside an optimization process)
So as far as i understand it there are the 3 steps i should be doing to mimic the old Daysim lighting control + Annual profiles workflow to inform Energyplus simulation correctly :
0_ Get the illuminance values :
either from a) from a sensor point with the dynamic shading component from HB+
or b) from averaged values of the analysis grid output of the DDay daylight simulation i’m already using
1_ Create a custom CSV schedule from these values that (in my case) mimic the On/Off + dimming strategy of the old Daysim component.
2_Create an additional string to the energy plus component with a Light Object and the right syntax in order to - specify the electric power and other thermal specs of my lighting system
- assign my schedule to this Light object
for 1_ my lighting schedule : since i’m only performing a one day only simulation, should i create a “false” schedule with the same day repeated 365 times to mimic a year one or can i just create a one day schedule only as a constant schedule for instance ?
for 2_ Light object : am i right that there is no other way currently with HB+ to precise any of the lighting system specs ? This is the point i doesn’t understand in this thread which implicitly says that just a csv schedule creation can replace the old workflow but without any way to implement light power, distribution etc…
Thanks for taking the time to have a look on this !