Lighting Calculations

Visual Design Tools

 The Visual design Tools are a set of free web based tools  that allow users to get quick answers for many common lighting scenarios while they are selecting products online. Below are links to each tool, as well as a description of the tool. You can find video tutorials for each tool under the tool's help menu or at Visual-3D.com.

The Area Tool will calculate the optimal pole spacing between 4 poles. This is a scenario typical of parking lots or other open areas. 

 

 

The Economic Tool allows for the comparison of three lighting systems' life time cost following RP-31. 
The Floodlight Tool can calculate the number of luminaires required to illuminate a surface based on your criteria.

The Interior Tool will calculate the number of luminaires needed to meet an average illuminance across the workplane for an enclosed rectangular room.
The Photometric Tool provides a rich array of charts and tables summarizing the photometric performance of a luminaire.
The Roadway Tool will find the optimal spacing for poles along a roadway using the criteria and procedures set forth by the IES for Roadway lighting.
The Template Tool can be used to view iso-illuminance contours also called templates.

The Wallwash Tool can calculate the number of luminaires required to illuminate a surface based on your criteria.

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