Point Light Tab

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The Point Light Tab is used to create a point light.

A Point light fixture is a light source that radiates light from a single, spherical point of origin, such as a bare light bulb.


This value indicates the size of the spherical light source. See Render Soft Shadows to see the effect of larger lamps on the harshness of shadows.

Common Settings

Length, Width, or Diameter sets the size of the light.
Settings, at the bottom of the dialog, are common to all types of light fixtures.
The brightness of the lamp. Intensity can be specified in either Watts or Lumens. (A 100 watt incandescent lamp emits about 1700 lumens).
(IRender uses the conversion factor of 100 watts --> 1700 lumens for all lamps.)
Click this button to bring up a color picker dialog and change the color of light emitted by the light fixture.
Component Placement Mode
Single - place just one light fixture and then stop
'Multiple - place the same light fixture repeatedly until you activate a different SketchUp tool.
Lighting Channel
Lights are normally placed in a default Channel - 3 for ceiling Lights or 2 for other lights.
Set the channel to a number from 1-7 to create a light and place it in a particular channel.
Create Lamp
Press Create Lamp when you are ready to begin create the lamp component.

See also

  • Point Light Tab