Power Usage for Lights should Increase with Radius

AccidentallyTheCable shared this feedback 2 years ago

Currently any light put up uses an exact amount, whether you set the radius to .1m or to 10000m (I dont have a mod that goes THAT far, but you get my point). No matter what, that interior light would use 60W. Thats very unrealistic.

Please make the power consumed from lights scale with settings

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It should probably be a factor of radius, intensity and fade.

Something like (intensity * radius) / (fade * radius)

The faster the light fades out over radius the less power it uses, the more intensity for a given radius increases its power consumption. The radius setting is kind of unrealistic but helpful for controlling the illumination and making things actually look nice.

Lets see, a light of intensity 5 with a radius of 20 and a fade of 2.

( 5 * 20 ) / ( 2 * 20 )

100 / 40 = 2.5

So maybe a multiplier of 10 or so for power consumption.

25 Watts? I don't think that's unreasonable for future lights.


As proof this can work, I even made a mod that does it. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1824183117